Thursday, November 8, 2007

Logo #102: Battalion of Saints

San Diego punk rock band Battalion of Saints resident artist "Mad" Mark Rude appropriated this design by a currently unknown artist in 1982. Singer George Anthony, speaking in Flipside: "The original logo came from a religious comic book titled "Signs to Avoid." It had pentagrams and other symbols like that in it. Mark re-worked the sign into - like the B of S, the Bat. We like it. Basically, like Battalion is a band, and we're standing there (on the "Second Coming" EP) as skeletons and skulls and shit because if there was a war that's what we'd be: a pile of skeletons. You're not gonna have time to take a shit...but no horror business here, thank you."

1 comment:

Wayne Stuart said...

The image is pretty obviously a stylized version of the Sikh symbol as seen here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/leicester/content/images/2007/04/24/gurdwara_5_420x315.jpg

w stuart