The Karate-Doctor 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
at the press conference for the premiere of the
new Karate-Doctor movie "The Wizard of Oss".
There is some guy from the *** magazine asking
for the deeper meaning of the Karate-Doctor
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
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.
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