As happens from time to time, resurgence in the popularity of a motif will resurface with a vengeance. But seldom does that happen with one that dates back 3,500 years. That’s the first noted record of the Yin Yang symbol that’s received a bit of a lift with the discussion of multiculturalism in the west. Yang – the lighter side, represents the positive, active male, and Yin – the dark half – represents the negative, passive, and female. Sounds like a pretty misogynistic perspective for such an enlightening symbol. The concept of bringing opposites or conflicting agents together to create a greater strength is as old a tale as the mark.
Hot and cold, sweet and sour, pricey and cheap, reflective and aggressive, or you pick your own counter-traits of your client. This may be the way to best exemplify the divergent advantage they create. From a graphic perspective, the reflective nature of this mark is pleasant, self-contained, and allows great latitude for interpretation. Fitting in a circle is a nice plus, but feel free to explore other shapes and iterations that still convey the essence. Bringing diversity into a state of oneness is older than the Yin Yang and as relevant as today.
DESIGNMIND, DANISH DEAF ASSOCIATION
HATCH CREATIVE, THE MANE INTENT
WEIRDO, MOON GIRL
RAZOR DESIGN CO., TWO LITTLE BIRDS