This illustration is the primary logo for Argus Ink. It appertains to the Ancient Greek myth of Zeus's wife Hera's servant, Argus Panoptes. Argus was an enormous giant with human eyeballs covering every inch of his body. Argus never closed all his eyes at once, and he never slept. I use Argus as a logo because, with skin composed of eyes, he saw EVERYTHING. This panorama included the corruption that existed within and without his own Pantheon...as well as within the world of men below him. Argus was feared by all Earthly and heavenly beings, including the gods. Symbolically, he was the embodiment and personification of awareness, care, vigilance, objective truth, morality, and strength.
The eyes upon the body of the peacock of Argus Ink's logo represent the awakening eyes of all humanity. The ghost of Argus does not defeat his enemies, which he LOVES as himself, by annihilating their bodies. He, instead, awakens them to the profound reality that the multitudinous and seemingly disparate eyes of humanity are, in truth, One. Most importantly, this oneness that we share...IS AS INESCAPABLE AS IT IS FOREVER FREE.
-THE GREEK MYTH OF ARGUS PANOPTES- [Argus Panoptes was tasked by Hera to guard the Cow, Io, who she had tied to an olive tree within one of Mt. Olympus's hidden gardens. Argus was to defend this cow against Hera's Husband Zeus, who madly desired to fornicate with it. As things often go in these weird ancient Greek myths, The cow Io was not a cow at all, but instead a beautiful humanoid goddess and paramour of Zeus. It was actually Zeus who had initially transformed her into a cow to conceal both her identity and his indiscretions from his estranged wife. Zeus hoped to build, from the offspring of these sexual encounters with Io, an alternate Pantheon to spark a revolution on Mount Olympus in the future.
Eventually, Zeus finds Io hidden in the secret garden under the multitudinous watchful eyes of the almighty giant, Argus Panoptes. He abruptly sends the god Hermes, deceptively disguised as a Shepard, to kill Argus and free Io the cow. Hermes approached the enormous multi-eyed god then softly lulled him to sleep with his magic flute's poisonous song (a tune harmoniously reminiscent of academic indoctrination, Hollywood, and mainstream fake news). For the very first time in Argus Panoptes's life, all his eyes began to shut in unison. Once asleep, Hermes killed him by crushing his enormous head with a boulder. I am not sure what happened next...but I'm guessing that Zeus shagged the cow.
The goddess Hera was distraught by the murder of the giant. Out of recognition, love, and remembrance for the loss of her bodyguard, she transposed the countless watchful eyes of Argus Panoptes upon the feathers of the peacock for all eternity. These eyes of the magnificent giant now exist evermore and without death, as the conscious and vigilant eyes of awakening humanity. This event marked the first blood spilled in the new Greek Pantheon headed by Zeus, the single remaining unconsumed and undigested son of the cannibalistic god Cronos.]
Make a statement in any room with this framed poster printed on high-quality paper, with a partly glossy, partly matte finish.
• Alder, semi-hardwood frame
• Black color
• .75” thick
• Acrylite front protector
• Hanging hardware attached
• Printed in the USA