Walmart is changing its logo.
MSN wonders out loud: “What does Wal-Mart’s new logo mean?“
“”(The new sunburst) looks organic. My sense is they are trying to say, ‘we’re an eco-aware company,'” says Marty Neumeier, president of Neutron, a branding firm in San Francisco.”
This is the same school of thought in which a train disappearing in a tunnel symbolizes travel.
It’s abundantly clear what the source of inspiration of this logo’s designers was: this passage from Kurt Vonnegut’s classic “Breakfast of Champions”
“To give an idea of the maturity of my illustrations for this book, here is my picture of an asshole: “
To quote two other modern classics: