GHOST IN THE SHELL: STAND ALONE COMPLEX – THE LAUGHING MAN LOGO.
What’s the story behind the logo?
The brief was particularly interesting in that it only asked me to read a short story by J D Salinger – ‘The Laughing Man’ – and get inspired. Which I did.
The text around the logo was given to me by Production I.G. and reads:
“I thought what I’d do was, I’d pretend I was one of those deaf-mutes”.
It is an excerpt from The Catcher in the Rye, also J D Salinger. In the book the text continues:
“That way I wouldn’t have to have any goddamn stupid useless conversations with anybody. If anybody wanted to tell me something they’d have to write it on a piece of paper and shove it over to me. They’d get bored as hell doing that after a while, and then I’d be through with having conversations for the rest of my life”.
At first, this text made little sense but after watching the series, I appreciate the relevance to story and in particular the Laughing Man character.
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