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The most interesting part of this question is: "This aesthetic clearly brings in a certain crowd when something like an anarchist publication uses it, but who does it push away?" Anarchists needn't be such a minority of the general population, needn't seek to appear as a unified counterculture, nor an easily identified one. I think a functional milestone in numbers will have been reached when anarchists' aesthetics are as diverse and mundane as are the general populations' aesthetics. In other words, most all walks of society should be infiltrated by and partially populated by anarchists. Narrowness and broadness of aesthetics is one way of measuring whether that is the case. There is utility in being able to blend in, when one wants to. Be invisible at times in a way that potentially makes any grouping of people illegible and so less governable.