There's not really much point in trying to explain exactly where the inspiration for this design came from. You either know - in which case you're already re-experiencing the sounds and smells of your misspent youth, thanks to the unforgettable sight of this iconic attacking alien fleet or you don't. And if you don't know, ask your dad.
About the designer
Chris Baron graduated with a BA in Multimedia Design in 2005 from Southampton University, UK. He has worked in various creative fields within packaging, print and film, including projects for the BBC and Guerilla Creative Production. He draws inspiration from the urban landscape as well as design pioneers like Saul Bass.