The Most Vexillologically-Sophisticated DJ?

Thanks to Neil Mussett who enthusiastically pointed us to this flag-loving electronic music DJ:  Bassnectar (aka Lorin Ashton).  His logo is the “Bassdrop”:

The Bassdrop symbol.
The Bassdrop symbol.

From The Bassdrop Explained:

“My dear friend who created the word “bassnectar” helped me create the logo. We searched through books of images and icons, and found something similar to the first original design. We messed with it in photoshop and made it more circular (it almost looked like a bad 1970’s airline logo at first!) and I always took it to be kind of my own ‘yin yang’ interpretation, with an open end that flows out endlessly.

Depending on the color/contrast, there is one image that is ugly, looks insectlike, or like claws…it is sharp, cold, almost ruthless…or maybe just creepy. Or maybe just ALIEN and strange.

The flipside imagery is beautiful, circular, curved elegantly, sweeping, almost flowerlike…

It lends itself to inclusion in variants of many different flags (US, state, and city):

From FelixDub09.  Edit of photo from BassnectarOfficial Tumblr feed.
From FelixDub09. Edit of photo on BassnectarOfficial Tumblr feed.
From CTCWAY. Edit of photo on BassnectarOfficial Tumblr feed.
From OG_PANCAKE_HOUSE. On BassnectarOfficial Tumblr feed.
From OG_PANCAKE_HOUSE. Edit of photo on BassnectarOfficial Tumblr feed.
From JesseWillis1. Edit of photo on BassnectarOfficial Tumblr feed.
From JesseWillis1. Edit of photo on BassnectarOfficial Tumblr feed.
From ederms11.  On BassnectarOfficial Tumblr feed.
From ederms11. On BassnectarOfficial Tumblr feed.
From Bzz_Lightyear. On BassnectarOfficial Tumblr feed.
From Bzz_Lightyear. Edit of photo on BassnectarOfficial Tumblr feed.
The crowd at Red Rocks, Colorado, May 2015.  From @Bassnectar Twitter feed.
The crowd at Red Rocks, Colorado, May 2015. From @Bassnectar Twitter feed.
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Author: SDM

Ethnography * Technology * Design

One thought on “The Most Vexillologically-Sophisticated DJ?”

  1. Thank you. Such an innovative and creative collection of flags from Bassnectar. The logo in itself is impressive. It makes possible a brand recognition. VERY COOL! – Patrick Genna

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