Suzy Rice, designer of the original “Star Wars” logo, was reportedly asked by series creator George Lucas to make the logo fascist and intimidating. A student of typography, Rice consulted a book on Nazi font design and applied some of Goebbels’ principles to the iconic logo.
Doc Thompson, Kari Malinak and Brad Staggs guest host “Pat & Stu” and discuss this fascinating story and Doc explains that whatever its inspiration, the logo only conjures up positive memories for him.
“I just find it interesting or whatever, but I don’t — again, I don’t see that in it, but that’s because I have a different perspective,” Doc admits. “And I remember when the movie came out, but I was pretty young. So I wouldn’t be thinking, huh, that reminds me of World War II and the fascist fonts there.”