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UK £24.95
US $34.95
CAN $38.95
Hardback
336 pages
150 colour illustrations, 7 maps
22 x 15.2 cm (8.75 x 5.75 in)
ISBN: 978-1-8589-4601-6
Branding Terror
The Logotypes and Iconography of Insurgent Groups and Terrorist Organizations

Artur Beifuss and Francesco Trivini Bellini

Foreword by Steven Heller

Terrorist groups are no different from other organizations in their use of branding to promote their ideas and to distinguish themselves from groups that share similar aims. The branding they employ may contain complex systems of meaning and emotion; it conveys the group’s beliefs and capabilities. Branding Terror is the first comprehensive survey of the visual identity of the world’s major terrorist organizations, from al-Qaeda and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine to the Tamil Tigers. Each of the 60-plus entries contains a concise description of the group’s ideology, leadership and modus operandi, and a brief timeline of events. The group’s branding – the symbolism, colours and typography of its logo and flag – is then analysed in detail. Branding Terror does not seek to make any political statements; rather, it offers insight into an understudied area of counter-intelligence, and provides an original and provocative source of inspiration for graphic designers.

 

A unique handbook of the logos of contemporary terrorist organizations worldwide, from al-Qaeda to the Real IRA

With a foreword by renowned graphic designer Steven Heller, a chronology of major terrorist actions and a glossary

An invaluable resource for graphic designers and anyone interested in international politics and counter-intelligence

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Author Profiles

Artur Beifuss formerly worked for the United Nations as a counter-terrorism analyst.

Steven Heller, former Art Director at the New York Times, is the author or co-author of more than 120 books on design and popular culture.

Francesco Trivini Bellini is a creative director who has developed the branding identity of various companies and cultural institutions.

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Rights sold: Italian

Reviews

Branding Terror has an urgent title and … an irresistible premise

Creative Review

This is an examination of the power of design at its most potent

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