Saturday, March 15, 2008

Logo #210: Inner City Unit

Judge Trev Thoms of Inner City Unit: "I designed the original logo, which was intended to be easily painted/sprayed onto walls, etc. It was the I, C, and U, hand-drawn in the same manner as the logo on our site. It also resembled a trident - a weapon, which was relevant to our political stance at the time. The actual logo you have seen is a new variation, designed by our architect bass player Nazer Ali Khan. Unfortunately, the present logo is not easily readable as ICU and cannot be daubed on walls, so it has lost much of its functionality, but is rather "clever" and "artistic." My original design appeared in 1980; the present variation appeared in 2006."

The concept of the logo-as-weapon is an implicit, possible result of knowledge-as-power. Likely there aren't many bands (apart from Crash Worship ADRV, perhaps) that would fashion their icons into physical tools by which they might crush their enemies, see them driven before them, and to hear the lamentation of the women - but it's the thought that counts, really. Multimedia? Interactivity? Yes. Yes, it is.

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