Art Of Punk Breaks Down The Black Flag Logo
Find out the story behind Black Flag's logo from the creator and band members themselves.
Los Angeles’ Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) unveils the premiere episode of Art of Punk, an online series dedicated to the art behind some of punk music’s most definitive bands. Episode one wastes no time getting into the thick of it by documenting the story behind Black Flag’s iconic logo. The show sits down with founding members Henry Rollins, Keith Morris, and Chuck Dukowski as well as artist/band graphic designer Raymond Pettibon. Without me giving it all away, let’s just note that fans will definitely walk away with a greater sense of Black Flag’s heavy content matter and how the corresponding artwork truly captured that essence. Yeah, the infamous bars symbolize an abstract waving flag, but there’s so much more to the entire package of the band’s flyers and their volatile graphics. A guest interview from Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea sums it up pretty well when he states, “Those flyers made me feel like there’s something going on that I don’t know about. And it’s romantic and it’s mysterious and it’s heavy. I don’t what it is, but I wanna know.”