Friday, December 14, 2007
Logo #131: Sigue Sigue Sputnik
Sigue Sigue Sputnik's logo was created by an unknown terrorist and appropriated by lead singer Tony James in 1984. Neal "X" Whitmore: "The inspiration for the logo was Cellules Communistes Combattantes. They were a Belgian communist terrorist organisation from the early '80s. How could we not have been influenced by the beautiful, dangerous, stark imagery of their logo??? And we had the name Sigue Sigue Sputnik already...all that needed to be done was to change the letters...and deal with the reprisals!" The CCC even has a website. I should write and ask who designed the original logo. Can't be any worse than the time I wrote the founder of the SPK and asked him what's what.