Saturday, October 13, 2007

Logo #73: Conflict

Contemporaries of Crass, Icons of Filth, Gauze, Lost Cherrees and other paragons of freedom, Conflict's striking "Mortarhate" logo was designed by Paul "Nihilistic Nobody" Friday, the visual mastermind behind the band. The symbol first appeared in 1980 published in "Thanatos," a modest underground pamphlet helmed by Toxic Graffity editor Mike Diboll, who currently teaches Comparative Literature in the Middle East. Dicey! Conflict toured the U.S. this past springtime, and, judging from the interactions on their website, seem rather friendly. Handy tip: whenever you're traveling around the world and you stay in a squat, the cleanest room in the whole building will likely be the laundry room. Anarchists like clean clothes occasionally just like anyone else. Per Conflict drummer Francisco ‘Paco’ Carreno, the Mortarhate is not an stylized acronym for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, but instead "...incorporates two 'A's for anarchy and autonomy, and an 'N' for nihilism." And yet for all that anarchy therein, there's that lovely all-inclusive comfort of the circle tying the whole thing together as nicely as a well-placed Mylar Barcalounger really brings a room together.

Like the man sang, "Going against nature is a part of nature, too."

1 comment:

u said...

One of the best band logos ever.
It always reminded me of the logo for Hitler's first paramilitary force, the SA.