It would be easy to go a lifetime in DC without giving much thought to the government logos we see every day, states Washingtonian, so the magazine asked Roman Mars to help change that.

According to Washingtonian, “As the creator of the hit podcast 99% Invisible, Mars makes a living obsessing over the stories behind the objects and sounds we tend to overlook. Episodes have featured toothbrushes, cul-de-sacs, and fire escapes. Another rhapsodizes the “moaning squawks” of DC metro escalators—comparing Farragut North to mating whales and Columbia Heights to taunting ravens.

“Outside the radio world, Mars is probably best known for a TED talk that explained the humble joys of a well-designed flag. Though in our opinion, he deserves just as much credit for naming his kids Mazlo Rocket and Carver Atomic.”

Washingtonian then presented his thoughts on a few government agency logos and you can see the results here.

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