The Art of The Band Logo

Design Editorial

Logos aren't just reserved for business or products. Logos also feature heavily in the music industry, and often a perfect visual representation of the music is displayed in the band's logo. Many musicians or bands get their logos designed professionally, so that they will leave as lasting and unforgettable an impact as a well-branded product does. The right font, the right colors, and the right imagery, and a band can be immortalized.

Check out some of the best, and most famous band logos.

The Rolling Stones' tongue and lip logo was designed by John Pasche, and first appeared on the 1971 Sticky Fingers album.

The Nine Inch Nails' logo, made up of the letters [NIИ] set inside a border, was designed by Reznor and Gary Talpas.

Beatles Logo
The Beatles iconic logo was designed in 1963 by Ivor Arbiter, the man who sold Ringo Starr his drums.

metallica logo
Metallica's guitarist James Hetfield designed the group's logo. The original first appeared in the early '80s on Metallica's first business card.

ABBA's logo is an acronym for group members, Agnetha & Björn, and Benny & Anni-Frid, who were also couples. Swedish designer Rune Söderqvist wanted the two B's to be facing their partner A's.

queen logo
Queen's logo was designed by singer Freddie Mercury, who was also a graduate of a London art school. Around the letter "Q" are the band members' zodiac signs.

The iconic AC/DC logo was designed by Atlantic Records' creative art director Bob Defrin, and first showed up on the international edition of 'Let There Be Rock.'

kiss logo
KISS guitarist Ace Frehley designed their logo, rendering the final two letters as stylized lightning bolts.

The Wu-Tang “W” is one of the most distinguishable logos in hip-hop, designed by Allah Mathematics.

public Enemy Logo
The Public Enemy logo was designed by none other than Chuck D. "I designed it in 1986. As a graphic graduate, I did it as a combo of two former groups. When the Public Enemy group and concept was signed to Def Jam in 1986, I simply moved the logo from the other dormant situation to PE."

Check out Pixellogo's logo collection for a wide range of choices, colors and concepts.

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