Scott Berry (AKO ’92-’93) sent this one in. The War Eagle Reader is self-described as, “Part city paper, part game-day program, part yearbook, part academic journal, part Beat novel, The War Eagle Reader is a online-publication dedicated to the proposition that all college towns are not created equal.”
In September, 2012, it posted an article on the creation of the Interlocking-AU logo by then AU band bass-drummer Fritz Siler (AKO ’65-’74). Below is from the article.
“For some, it might be an image of Samford Hall. Others, the Toomer’s Oaks or the back of a No. 34 or No. 2 jersey. But for the last 46 years, the image that has come to mind for most when thinking of Auburn is the interlocking AU logo, thanks not to the work of a marketing firm or a professional artist but a 19-year old Auburn University student who just wanted his drum to look a little cooler.”
Read the full article here: And The Beat Goes On: The True Story Behind Auburn’s Interlocking AU Logo.