In the name of today’s 5 @ 5 ‘Iconic Logos’ in Rock, let’s start with “hot lips” and Rolling Stones from Adweek:
Branding a rock band with a signature badge was a novel idea in 1969 when Mick Jagger called on London’s Royal College of Art in search of a student to create some visual assets for his band’s next album. The Stones’ front man liked the work of 24-year-old John Pasche, who accepted £50 (about $77) to draw up a logo. The story goes that Jagger wanted a likeness of Kali, the Hindu goddess of everlasting energy. And while Kali does boast a large mouth with her tongue sticking out, Pasche found greater inspiration in Jagger himself. “I went into this sort of wood-paneled boardroom and there he was,” Pasche said. “Face-to-face with him, the first thing you were aware of was the size of his lips and mouth.”
The band debuted the logo in 1971 with Sticky Fingersand it was so popular the band has stuck with it ever since.