May 5, 2019

XR & Monarch logos (2019)


NB: Thanks to doop for pointing out that the logo for the Extinction Rebellion movement was designed in 2011 by East London artist Goldfrog ESP, and that it is Legendary Pictures that has turned the logo on its side, not the other way around.

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I am a supporter of the Extinction Rebellion movement (XR), but as a designer, I have misgivings about their logo. According to Wikipedia the circle in the XR logo ‘signifies the planet, while the hourglass inside serves as a warning that time is rapidly running out for many species.’

I think that there is a striking similarity between the Extinction Rebellion movement logo and the logo of the Monarch organization. This ‘Monarch’ was created by Legendary Pictures and appeared in the 2014 Godzilla film, and more recently in Kong: Skull Island. I understand that one is an hourglass and the other probably a butterfly, but there is something unsettling when you see them side-by-side.


  • “The [XR] symbol dates to at least 2011 and has been attributed to anonymous East London artist Goldfrog ESP”

    So you should complain to Legendary Pictures for ripping off Goldfrog ESP

    • Thank you for pointing out that the XR logo movement was designed by Goldfrog ESP, and that it is Legendary Pictures that has turned the logo on its side, not the other way around. I was too quick to judge. Have a good day!

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Daniel H. Dugas

Artiste numérique, poète et musicien, Daniel H. Dugas a participé à des expositions individuelles et de groupe ainsi qu’à plusieurs festivals et événements de poésie en Amérique du Nord, en Europe, au Mexique et en Australie. Son treizième recueil de poésie « émoji, etc. » / « emoji, etc. » vient de paraître aux Éditions Basic Bruegel.

Daniel H. Dugas is a poet, musician, and videographer. He has participated in solo and group exhibitions as well as festivals and literary events in North America, Europe, Mexico, and Australia. His thirteenth book of poetry, 'émoji, etc.' / 'emoji, etc.' has been published by the Éditions Basic Bruegel Editions.

Date : Mars / March 2022
Genre : Poésie / Poetry
Français / English

émoji, etc. / emoji, etc.

Date: Mai / May 2022
Genre: Vidéopoésie/Videopoetry