I was working on an ad design for one of my customers today. She’s a Republican candidate running a post-primary “thank you” ad in my newspaper. She wanted a little Republican elephant logo in the corner of the ad. I grabbed the official logo, dropped it in the ad, put some stars down the side, and noticed something didn’t look right.
The stars in the elephant logo are pointing down, not up like in the U.S. flag and all of my symbol fonts.
I did some Google searching for an answer and all I can find is claptrap about GW Bush changing the logo in 2000 to be a Satanic symbol. Nothing in Snopes. Nothing in Wikipedia. I searched the official GOP website and couldn’t find anything, but all of the images in the GOP Store are, indeed, with stars pointing downward. The more I look, the more curious I get.
Does anyone know why the stars are flipped?
I posted this in GQ because I don’t want a debate about Republicans being Satanists and I don’t want to talk about the 2010 election - I’m looking for a factual answer to a logo design question. If you want to talk about whether Bush is the anti-Christ, please do it in GD, not in this thread!