Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Logo #52: Death By Stereo

The "skull and crossbolts" logo was designed in 1998 by bassist Paul Miner for the Orange County hardcore unit Death By Stereo, from which he departed to start a second life as a producer and engineeer. Miner: "I originally designed the Death By Stereo logo, and it first appeared on our debut 7" ("Fooled By Your Smile") in 1998. It was a bum-out to see the logo in the "Death Proof," the Quentin Tarantino movie, but they didn't actually use the same logo. I saw a promo poster about one-and-a-half years before it came out, in which they were using the actual logo, and I got pretty fired up. But somewhere along the line they realized there might be some copyright trouble, so they changed it ever-so-slightly...oh well."

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