A slightly funny question for today.
X was this communisty personality, a major tycoon, art collector, a philanthropist, and as was the norm of commies in U.S those days – a spy.
The 2nd picture is the logo of a company Y from the U.S of A, in which X served on the board for a while.
There’s a speculation about a strong connection of this logo to X. [ citation needed ],
but X actually owes it to the strong communist leanings of his dad.
For those regular readers, I’d add that Y’s “monkey business” wares ‘ T’, sell the most in the U.S of A, which is very surprising since most people automatically assume it is ‘D’.
On similar lines of ‘Cola wars’, this fight between T and its competitors has a punny name, based on T.[ as seen on a popular online news magazine headline, sorry]
Name X and Y. [ and by that I mean, T and D are not necessary ]
Kindly note: This gentleman has enough matters about him to fuel atleast a dozen questions. I’m just putting one. Thank you.
Cracked completely by Chandrakant ( nice work ),
and lazily by v0g0n, srikanthnv and Thejas VR.
X – Armand Hammer, a play on Arm and Hammer. His dad Julius Hammer, was one of the founders of the Socialist Labour Party.
Y – Church and Dwight, a U.S consumer goods company.
Arm and Hammer is the registered trademark, I was looking for the parent company.
T – Trojan,
D – Durex, thus leading to a usage called ‘The Trojan wars’.