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Sunday, July 22, 2012

5 Most Sinister Corporate Logos

Big corporations pay millions in public relations to make customers associate their brand with a warm and fuzzy feeling. It is imperative that the soulless and inherently greedy nature of the corporation be hidden behind a family-friendly facade. But some companies just don’t give a hoot. They hate people and they don’t care if you know it. They even display their evilness right on their logo. Here is top 5 of most sinister logos.

 Alfa Romeo

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Yes, I agree they make great looking European cars. But look closely at the logo. Why is there a snake eating a little terrified guy on it? I mean me personally, I’m a human, not a giant snake-dragon. So the fact that a snake is eating a person is unsettling for me because I tend to identify with the person and not the giant crowned snake.
If you look at the logo’s history, the ancient ones depicted the guy in a more vivid way.

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In older logos, the little guy is in different color, still waving his arms in a seemingly desperate cry for help

The official story of the logo is that Romano Cattaneo was given the task to come up with a badge for the then new company, in 1910. While waiting for a train at Piazza Castello in Milan, he gained inspiration from the Visconti family’s coat of arms displayed on a door. It features a “biscione” which is a serpent eating a human child. It reportedly terrified the local populous of Milan in the early part of the 5th century A.D. It has been said that the human being eaten is a Moor, during the Crusades. If that’s the case, who or what does the serpent symbolize?

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Coat of arm’s at Milan Central Station. That nasty looking serpent is eating a child… Or is it giving birth to it? Can it represent the Bloodline?

Some esoteric authors claim that the serpent is actually a kundalini (shakra snake) eating the material nature of man, thus signifying esoteric initiation. It is possible. But why was this symbol placed on Berlusconi’s front lawn?

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Sylvio Berlusconi’s front lawn with man-eating serpent symbol.

The people have appropriately noticed that this symbol had been used in numerous documents throughout History such as Aztek drawings and alchemical engravements. The logo today seems to have taken a definitive elitist meaning, due to its usage by noble families, big corporations and even pseudo-dictators such as Berlusconi.

While we’re talking about snakes eating people, why do I keep coming across art that portrays reptiles overpowering humans?

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Vigeland Park, Oslo. Look at its creepy face.

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Waddesdon Manor (Rothschild Estate), England


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