Thursday, July 19, 2007

Lacrimosa: Logo #7

From the great tradition of Holism comes this logo for goth-metalloid Swiss misanthropes Lacrimosa. Designed in 1990 by Lacrimosa's Tilo Wolff, the clown deftly juggles letters so that they may spell the name of the band just so. What a coincidence! And here the presence of type inside the logo is forgiven. Holism, a philosophy crystallized eloquently by Aristotle as "The whole is greater than the sum of its parts," is also present in the logos for Whitesnake, Stryper and Dire Straits, all of which will be covered at a later date. The original design from their initial demo cassette was that of a skull-faced jester, but apparently it wasn't quite lachrymose enough.

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