Why is the HZRDUS logo based on a gas mask?
There isn't a simple answer, but it all comes from the phrase "THE HAZARD IS US" and a sketch of a man wearing a business suit and gas mask.
The man wearing a business suit represents the average person, working 9-5, getting paid and probably leading a decent life. The gas mask stands for isolation against pollution; both literally and figuratively. Together the symbolism in this image aims to portray that we are living in a world that has violence, disaster, war, etc; and while all of this is happening around us we isolate ourselves and focus on our own sheltered lives... most people are probably not even aware of some of the shit that happens.
Simply put the original logo is meant to look like its sending a message, it's meant to draw attention and make others look, and it should bring up the question what is HZRDUS?
THE HAZARD IS US