Saturday, January 19, 2008
Logo #159: Asia
Illustrator of fantasies large and small, Roger Dean designed this icon for the band in 1982. Dean also designed the Tetris logo. Big fan of straight edges, that Roger Dean. "Heat of the Moment" and "Only Time Will Tell" are rather heavily cynical for pop hits - especially the videos, including the Nam June Paik-influenced clip for the latter song. Asia regrouped recently, playing very strange venues like dive bars in Santa Barbara. To think that you could just brush the crumbs from your deep-fried mozzarella fingers off your pants and walk across the street and see Asia. Conversely, if you wanted to dig straight down to China, there are only but a few places on Earth where you could dig and hit land, not water. So sorry.