Design firm: Actually, we designed CPAC’s “Nazi symbol” stage, not the ACU

Design Foundry insists that it had no idea the stage resembled a Nazi rune and that the design was based only an efficient use of the space provided by Hyatt. Which is perfectly plausible: The rune’s shape is obscure, not something I’d ever seen prior to a week ago, and Design Foundry’s client list doesn’t smack of Nazi sympathies. You can see some examples of their work here. They designed the set for a celebration of the centennial of Nelson Mandela’s birth attended by Barack Obama as well as staging for MSNBC, Google, National Geographic, Target, Citibank, and the liberal magazine The Atlantic. They’re a thoroughly mainstream firm, not one that would smash their brand to indulge in a little cryptic fascist symbolism:

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