The logo design controversy that marred the MDA is that it features similarities with the “Barack Obama’s logo” and the “crescent moon and star” used on flags of Islamic countries. Well folks, now comes a new twist to the tale. A striking resemblance has also been observed between the new MDA logo and the Iranian Space Agency logo.
For me, the opposite arrangement of both the logo designs (Iranian Space Agency and Missile Defense Agency) hints the strong opposition of both the nations for each other. Duh…maybe I am being over critical.
Clarification by MDA:
However, Rick Lehner, Washington spokesman for Missile Defense Agency, defended by saying "I think it’s just people who are just…different."
Talking about the contentious logo design, he said it was intended for recruitment purpose and designed three years ago, suggesting that it was planned way before the Obama Campaign.
"That’s our official logo," Lehner said. "The other one was just developed for recruiting materials years before the Obama campaign. We’re trying to attract a younger workforce because we want to get kids out of college.”
Regarding resemblance to Islamic crescent, he asserted:
“The white, eight-sided design is not a star but actually an explosion indicating an intercepted missile.”
According to Rick, the official Missile Defense Agency logo design is different and is still featured in the lower left corner of the website.
Be the Judge!!
Irrespective of what clarification MDA has given, is it just plain coincidence or clear logo plagiarism? You decide.
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Here comes a new twist to the Missile Defense Agency logo design. A striking resemblance has also been observed between the new "MDA logo design" and the "Iranian Space Agency logo design".