The other day, I came across a listing of some innovative names in the music industry. From The Beatles to Bon Jovi, each of them has millions of fans worldwide who adore their music and looked up to them for inspiration.
While going through the list, it suddenly struck me to check if any of the famous musicians ever thought of personalizing their logo. My research found an impressive collection of unforgettable band logo designs of the world’s leading musical groups. Take a look and enjoy the collection!
1. The Beatles
Founded in the 1960s, The Beatles ruled the charts for decades with a billion records sold worldwide. They were perhaps one of the most successful bands of the 20th century.
About the Beatles’ Logo
Their logo is a legendary icon in the music industry and was designed by Arbiter, a drummer and saxophone repairer. The “drop T” of the logo is the one element that makes the logo stand out, giving it a completely unique look. Taking a closer look, you can see the word “Beat” formed between B and T. Signifying a musical beat, this is why the two letters are emphasized on strongly. The choice of black color shows supremacy and power.
2. Bon Jovi
Named after its lead singer, Bon Jovi is a well loved American rock band. They are known globally for their outstanding songs. Formed in 1983 in New Jersey, the band achieved fame and recognition with their third album “Slippery When Wet” in 1986. One of their most popular song is “It’s my Life.”
About Bon Jovi’s Logo
The Bon Jovi logo design is a classic and timeless piece that holds a rock star element. Though there is no authentic information available about the logo and its meaning, the images of dagger in the heart represents pain while in love. Typically romantic, it highlights sensitivity which is true for all artists. The logo design also has a gothic element that makes it a more appealing symbol for a rock band.
3. Guns ‘n Roses
Another American band, Guns ‘n Roses, was formed in 1985 in Hollywood, California. The band has sold more than a 100 million records worldwide and has the highest selling debut album produced in the US. Guns ‘n Roses is known for their heart wrenching love songs in their wild and punk style.
About Guns ‘n Roses’ Logo
The Guns ‘n Roses logo was the result of a creative stroke of Steven, one of the band members. Inspired by a picture of a classic revolver, he drew two revolvers side by side with their handles interlocked and bound by two roses. The logo is a clear portrayal of the band’s intense nature and a combination of extreme emotions.
The heavy metal band, Metallica, was formed in 1981 in California. It came to be one of the most successful metal rock bands in the music industry. They sold over 100 million albums worldwide; one of their most famous albums was “Master of Puppets” released in 1986.
About Metallica’s Logo
Metallica has a simple logo that defines their brand quite accurately. The M and the A are spiked which represents the sharp and jagged quality of their music. Most bands prefer keeping a black and white or gray color theme for their logo. Overall it has a rather simple yet raw look to it and has become a widely recognized band logo.
Formed in Boston, Aerosmith is one of the most cherished rock bands of all time. Aerosmith has reached amazing accomplishments including 150 million albums sold worldwide, winners of four Grammy Awards and ten MTV Video Music Awards. Aerosmith was even honored in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
About Aerosmith’s Logo
The Aerosmith logo is a little complicated if we consider design rules. However, being a band’s visual identity it has a distinctive aura of rock and roll. The wings signify freedom and wild music which is the central theme of Aerosmith’s musical creations. The band’s name is stated in psychedelic art. Throughout time their logo also a preferred tattoo choice by many.
There are many other great names that can be included in this list, but this is all for today. We will bring you more music logo designs in the future. Let us know what you thought of today’s post!
December 5th, 2011