Dave King on the Crass Symbol controversy

BoingBoing recently published an article by Dave King, designer of the iconic Crass Symbol, which has been in the news recently having been appropriated by the UK fashion house Hardware. King discusses the creation of the iconic symbol in an Essex farmhouse in 1977 and the impact it achieved through Crass. He ponders:

…what happens to the counter-culture, now that everything can be appropriated and sold back to a world hungry for authenticity?

You can check out the article here