A few Canadian politicians are having some fun with Nine Inch Nails’ logo, using it as their own with a wink.
On Tuesday, Alberta premier Rachel Notley, Edmonton mayor Don Iveson and Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi unveiled a T-shirt promoting a new partnership. On it, Exclaim reports, they appropriate the Nine Inch Nail’s “NIN” logo, using it instead as an acronym for “Notley Iveson Nenshi.”
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“Building Alberta Together,” it says.
See them here:
@RachelNotley & @Nenshi showing off their new rock t-shirts: Notley Iveson Nenshi: Building Alberta Together #ableg pic.twitter.com/MYAExO4SPk
— Chima Nkemdirim (@chimaincalgary) June 23, 2015
At least they’re not taking it too seriously. When someone called them out on Twitter, saying the shirts are lame, Nenshi agreed, saying “That’s why it’s funny.”
@Imalbertaboy @chimaincalgary @RachelNotley of course it’s lame. That’s why it’s funny.
— Naheed Nenshi (@nenshi) June 23, 2015
It’s worth pointing out, this isn’t the first time Notley has knocked off a rock band for political purposes. During her campaign this spring, her union supporters sold shirts copping Mötley Crüe’s logo, pronouncing themselves the “Nötley Crüe.”