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New US Defense Logo Controversy: Is It A Symbolization Of The Islamic Crescent? Or A Threat To Obama Government? (Part 1)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

History has witnessed many logos which were somehow related to controversies. US defense logo is one of them. TMP Government, a marketing company that manages websites for numerous Governmental departments-designed the new US defense logo which caught the eyes of critics of the Obama administration.

The new US defense logo likened to Barrack Obama’s campaign symbol as well as resembling the Islamic flag. According to some people it is apparent that Obama has surrounded himself with socialists/Marxists, as this logo looks eerily like communist propaganda, but the “O” is in place of his picture.

According to the designers, the US defense logo is excerpted from Obama’s campaigning logo, but critiques are critiques, they say that the new Missile Defense Agency logo resembles an Islamic flag’s star & crescent. According to them the logo possesses SECRET OBAMA AGENDA!

Now let’s take a look at Barack Obama’s campaign logo, designed by Sender LLC.

Before I continue with this controversial debate I would like to put a spotlight on the background of Obama’s campaign logo so you can get the clear picture of Obama’s logo message and theme.

Obama’s campaign logo is a great piece of unique artwork, and this entire controversy just ruined the magnificence of the logo. The logo possesses many meaningful qualities which I would like to define in the next lines;

• The O represents Obama and he can use the logo without his name next to it. He’s claiming the O as George W. Bush claimed the W.

• The blue O and the red stripes represent the flag of USA.

• The red stripes represent the plains, the American farmland.

• The O’s whitespace represents the sun, shining over the plains. Because it’s white, it evokes sunrise, not sunset.

So, what the logo is trying to say is that there’s a new morning sun (of hope and change) rising over America, and that Obama is the part of that revolution. I don’t think you can find that level of significance in any other logo, campaign or corporate. The designer of this logo says himself;

"We were looking at the “o” of his name and had the idea of a rising sun and a new day,” Sender continues. “The sun rising over the horizon evoked a new sense of hope. The design expression was so constrained and so bland for so many years in politics. I think we had a fresh approach because we’d never worked on a campaign before” — and, of course, the power of the logo had a lot to do with the power of the candidate’s message. Source

On the other hand, those who are really conservative, point out that the MDA logo has a strange resemblance to the crescent and star sign that symbolizes Islam, and also that the logo has a strange resemblance to the design of the Iranian Space Agency.

Strange, right! In the next part of this article I’ll continue the debate from where I am leaving.

To discover the obscure elements and the connection between US defense logo, Crescent sign and the Iranian space agency logo visit back in few days.

To be continued…


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