Möbius Strip

An early design of the recycling symbol

The figure was designed as a Möbius strip to symbolize continuity within a finite entity. I used the [logo’s] arrows to give directionality to the symbol. I envisioned it with the small edge or the point of the triangle at the bottom. I wanted to suggest both the dynamic (things are changing) and the static (it’s a static equilibrium, a permanent kind of thing). The arrows, as broad as they are, draw back to the static side. [Emphasis is mine.]

Gary Anderson, the designer of this universally recognized brilliant logo

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