The productivity software company Slack debuted a new logo yesterday which many think looks like a swastika (in the negative spaces which is how designers talk):
The negative space in the new Slack logo makes it look like a whimsical swastika.
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— Eric Scott Johnson (@HeyHeyESJ) January 16, 2019
Oh, but it gets worse than a normal swastika. Look again. It’s a “penis swastika”:
Pentagram Designer: *thinking* Don't make the new Slack logo look like a swastika and penises… Don't make the new Slack logo look like a swastika and penises…
*looks down at design*
Pentagram Designer: Oh god what have I done…
— Dennie Bright (@denniebright) January 17, 2019
The designers must have missed this rule in design school:
There are two rules to design:
1. Don't make it a swastika
2. Don't make it a penis
Slack managed to forget both of those rules, simultaneously.
— Aditya Mukerjee, the Otterrific ?️? (@chimeracoder) January 16, 2019
Other than that, well done everyone.