January 4, 2016
Jim Goad: ‘If the death of Lemmy Kilmister from iconic heavy metal band Motörhead teaches us anything…’
Is it a mere accident that the bad guys always look better? Would the swastika and Rebel flag seem so visually compelling if they weren’t so forbidden? It seems almost objectively clear that from a graphic-design standpoint, the swastika looks better than the hammer and sickle, and the Rebel flag “pops” far better than the Stars and Stripes do. But would these symbols seem nearly so striking if not for the taint of evil that modern society projects onto them?