Monday, August 8, 2011

"Creepy Face"

Somehow Alaska Airlines escapes any criticism of promoting yet another tired stereotype of the "noble savage" that one often sees being used for logos by sport teams. Posted below is what appears to be a subtle facelift that tweaked it into a more benign, weathered expression - it could be just the angle of the tailflap but for the corresponding nip-and-tuck to the right side of the mouth. 

Almost as interesting as the observation pointed out to me by a friend many years ago about another iconic Alaskan image: the official centennial license plate issued by the state. What's ironic is that what it actually shows is a long line of folks technically leaving Alaska for better employment opportunities.

1 comment:

  1. So, can pilots make the nice Eskimo smile and frown just like a sailor can make his tattoo of a hula dancer dance? God, I love culture! Love the toon, too.

    Good point about the license plate!