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The Karate-Doctor Favicon

  

 

 

 

Karate-Doctor Favicon

Karate-Doctor Favicon

 

Introduction

 

The favicon (favorites icon) is a small graphic displayed by a browser in the address bar. If a web page does not have its own favicon, the browser will display a standard image. Favicons are often small or abridged versions of company logos, logos of organisations, clubs, and the like. Because of their small size and low resolution, the expressiveness of favicons is severely limited.

 

 

The other day

 

at the press conference for the premiere of the new Karate-Doctor movie "The Wizard of Oss".

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There is some guy from the *** magazine asking for the deeper meaning of the Karate-Doctor favicon.

 

Deeper meaning, well, I tried out several designs, and this one proved to be the most eye-catching one. Others looked like national flags or crests of football clubs.

 

Doesn't sound very profound.

 

Nope, I will tell a story in the mould of modern art reviews, such as our articles Opus 77, 88 and 99.

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Question: What is the meaning of the Karate-Doctor favicon ?

 

Both form and color of the graphic components do have an important philosophically derived origin. The KD stands for Karate-Doctor. It is black, referring to black belts, the token of master levels. On the surface the white background resembles training uniforms. In a wider sense it alludes to properties attributed to the color white, such as truth, purity, perfection, and timelessness. The red bars symbolise karate as well as budo in general. The red was chosen based on the red in the Japanese national flag. The KD stands on the lower bar. This means that the Karate-Doctor acts on the basis of martial arts. The upper bar rests on the KD. This symbolizes the role of the Karate-Doctor. He supports and prevents collapse while operating between the poles of tradition, innovation, and detrimental influences. The KD font is conceptualised as a dynamic form. It contains circular and rectangular elements as an analogy to soft and hard moves and is a reference to the concept of Yin and Yang.

2012  HAW + NNN

 

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