Zardoz (1974) movie poster and trailer
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The design of this treatment was derived from one of the plot elements in the film—crystal rings. Originally my design had the two Zs mirroring each other, but it was decided that would interfere with legibility. John Boorman liked my solution so much that he used it in the opening credits for the film.
It has been suggested by others that this design was the original inspiration of many rock and roll band logos done by others—such as “Asia” and “Anthrax”:
I have no knowledge that this actually was the case, but looking at them now I have to admit that it seems likely.
When I got a copy of Creativity 4 (1975), I couldn’t believe it has a credit for the Zardoz logo. Here is the metadata for the logo:
Art Director: Murray Smith
Designer: Michael Doret
Agency: Jon and Murray
Client: 20th Century Fox Film Corp.