The Logos of Terrorist Organisations Predictably Love Using Guns

By Casey Chan on at

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 organisations "from al-Qaeda to the Real IRA" and analysed them as they would any logo. It's fascinating to approach the identity of the terrorists from a graphic design perspective.

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.

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

The Logos of Terrorist Organizations Predictably Love Using GunsAl Badr


The Logos of Terrorist Organizations Predictably Love Using GunsAl-Qaeda Iraq


The Logos of Terrorist Organizations Predictably Love Using GunsBabbar Khalsa International logo


The Logos of Terrorist Organizations Predictably Love Using GunsRAF


The Logos of Terrorist Organizations Predictably Love Using GunsHezbollah logo