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This (left) is how we start drawing birds
as very young children. The simple line
becomes our symbol for a bird.




A professional graphic designer has
continued the use of this symbol in this
logo (left). The bird however does not
represent any particular bird but is linked
to the name of a person/company.
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here



Your task is to design a logo which includes a
bird
A BIRD LOGO

But first, below is information about birds as
symbols.
If you want to go directly to the TASK click here


Probably the earliest record of mankind's use of
the bird-image as symbol is in a painting in
Lascaux cave in southern France
- click here and
here

Sacred birds appear in abundance in Egyptian art,
often representing the soul of a human or a god.
In many Egyptian paintings birds represent the
various stages of human life the 'Tree of Life'
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here
.

There are many examples in ancient mythology of
beings with bird heads
- click here
These include Horus (left) - click here
The followers of Horus invaded Egypt in pre dynastic
history. At this time he was venerated as a victorious
warlord. He became a part of the state religion and was
associated with the sun god, Ra. The Egyptian pharaoh
was believed to be an incarnation of Horus, and the
name of Horus formed part of his name. The pharaoh
was said to become Horus after death.

In Greek mythology, the Sirens are creatures with
the head of a female and the body of a bird
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Birds appear as symbols in many places and
periods in art history. As symbols they are more
than a representation of the bird itself. They often
symbolize a specific quality like love, peace,
strength or bravery.

Examples of birds being included in artwork can be found
by looking at the work of Lucas Cranach
'The Trinity",
Hans Holbein
'A Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling' and   



PHOENIX (left)
Although the phoenix legend is common to many
ancient civilizations, the origin of the myth of the
Phoenix is attributed to the Egyptians — a
civilization obsessed with the search for eternity.
The phoenix symbolizes immortality, resurrection
and life after death.

For more information click here






Birds as symbols of countries
The Australian continent is home to many unique
birds and animals. Two of these original fauna in
Australia have become national symbols and
appear on the Australian Coat of Arms
(left, and
see page 2)
- the Kangaroo and the Emu.
Emu (left)   AUSTRALIA
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here and here   

Kiwi (left)   NEW ZEALAND
click here and
here

Eagle   USA
click
here and  here   
also GERMANY
click
here  









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PAGE 1    BIRD SYMBOLS IN HISTORY
             PHOENIX
             BIRD SYMBOLS OF COUNTRIES
PAGE 2     BIRD SYMBOLS IN HERALDRY
             DOVE OF PEACE
PAGE 3     BIRD SYMBOLS ON FLAGS
PAGE 4     BIRD LOGO TASK
             NBC logo
             SPORTS logo
..... and don't
forget there's
KARAK
Not exactly a logo
but a mascot for the
2006 Commonwealth
Games to be held in
Melbourne
Click image for
more information
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