Islamic Solidarity symbol, by Alan Fletcher

“The Conference of Islamic Solidarity was held in Mecca and sponsored by Saudi Arabia to initiate cultural exchanges between Islamic states. The symbol was formed out of six crescents to represent the six Muslim countries who took part. The configuration is also reminiscent of the band used in Arab headdress.”

Islamic Solidarity symbol, by Alan Fletcher

Islamic Solidarity symbol, by Alan Fletcher

Islamic Solidarity symbol, by Alan Fletcher

Designed by Alan Fletcher in 1968 while part of Crosby Fletcher Forbes, before moving on to co-found Pentagram in 1972. View more from Alan Fletcher (1931-2006) in this excellent archive.

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April 9, 2014

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For some reason, this logo just looks familiar. The swirl had been used in many other logos, and we are not sure who inspired whom.

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