December 01, 2006 02:15 PM
Proud Symbol of Fear Replaced By Wuss Emblem
Since 1939, the Civil Defense logo bravely and solemnly let Americans know which school basements contained bomb shelters and rations, for when the Commies nuked us. It was also a great, simple and effective design with a touch of cold Art Deco that just got better with age.
Obviously, FEMA needed to do its usual fuckup and replace the iconic CD with some 1988 reject logo from the Olympics or a tampon box. Nobody even knows what it's supposed to mean, or where it will be used. If you see this on a sign anywhere, please tear it down and put it in the garbage where it belongs.
Civil Defense Logo Dies at 67, and Some Mourn Its Passing [NYT]