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Arturo Vega: 1948-2013

June 9, 2013  |  2:30pm

The man behind the branding of punk legends The Ramones has died at age 65, according to The San Francisco Bay Guardian.

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A close friend of the band members, Vega designed the iconic bald-eagle-and-baseball-bat seal that adorned the t-shirts of the band for over two decades.

Vega created the logo concept as a take on the U.S. presidential seal. He adapted the logo based on the band’s interests (the olive branch changed to an apple tree branch, and the arrows swapped out for a baseball bat). Finally, the band members’ names (Johnny, Joey, Dee Dee and Tommy) replaced the words “Seal of the President of the United States.”

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Via Consequence of Sound

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