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D Mervin Ffingir writes, and having writ, moves on:
Monday, September 25, 2006
Logo recently designed for Madhya Pradesh Tourism by a leading, award-winning Indian ad agency.
Logo of Save China's Tigers, an organisation that's been around for a few years.
Hem, hem, kof, kof.
Update: Shodan, in the comments, points us to..
The Shotokan Karate symbol.
Shodan informs us that
This logo is from the International Shotokan Karate Federation. You can also see it at Shotokan Karate of America, Shotokan Karate International India the Shotokan Karate-Do International Federation official site, and, oh, a bunch of other sites.The tiger was painted by the great Japanese artist, Hoan Kosugi, to honor Master Funakoshi (father of modern Karate) who used it on the cover of his first book.
Now we don't know about you, but personally, we wouldn't advise anyone to go borrowing logos from folks who can smash bricks with their bare hands and all that.
Update 2: We did a bit of digging. Here's a much better version of the Shotokan symbol. And this page tells us that Gichin Funakoshi's Ryukyu Kempo: Karate (the book Shodan pointed us to) was published in 1922 in Japanese. And here and here you'll find a little more history.
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