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Noble / Gas Qtrly’s logo is the work of Pizza’d, a Los Angeles-based design firm. The logo itself is a modern iteration of the 1813 original, uncovered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office, which appropriated Benjamin Franklin’s “Join, or Die!” political cartoon, quartered it, and reassembled it as an ouroboros.

 

In researching founding editor Percy Birdwhistle’s design, Jonathan Budisantoso of Pizza’d “came across what seems to be a perfect descriptor” of this journal. He cited Carl Jung:

 
 

The Ouroboros has been said to have a meaning of infinity or wholeness. In the age-old image of the Ouroboros lies the thought of devouring oneself and turning oneself into a circulatory process, for it was clear to the more astute alchemists that the prima materia of the art was man himself . . . This ‘feed-back’ process is at the same time a symbol of immortality, since it is said of the Ouroboros that he slays himself and brings himself to life, fertilizes himself and gives birth to himself.


 

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