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In a book called Branding Terror, Francesco Trivini Bellini and former United Nations counter-terrorism analyst Artur Beifuss compiled the logos and brand identities of terrorist organizations "from al-Qaeda to the Real IRA" and analyzed them as they would any logo. It's fascinating to approach the identity of the terrorists from a graphic design perspective.

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Branding Terror says:

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.

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Here's a sample of some of the logos in the book, which you can buy here. [Branding Terror via DesignTAXI]

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Al Badr


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Al-Qaeda Iraq


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Babbar Khalsa International logo


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RAF


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Hezbollah logo


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