Some bands are known for their logos (think ACDC), yet many artists’ visual identities are completely forgettable or inconsistent (think Britney Spears). While they may spend time on their album covers, their logos get much less love and attention, which is a shame.
A killer logo is instantly recognizable, a visual stamp of a brand. Although the word “brand” may sound unromantic when it comes to a musician’s artistic vision, it is undeniably part of an artist’s presentation. That’s why some musician’s logos are so popular (aka tattooed on fans worldwide), and why they hold their own power.
But can an iconic logo eclipse a musical icon? That was the challenge that Spacio Diseño, a Mexican design blog, gave 38 designers. They were tasked with creating new logos for 41 iconic musical artists from a range of genres, including pop, rock ‘n’ roll, alternative, and classical. From Beyoncé to the Beatles, System of a Down to Bob Dylan, the designers created fresh or remixed versions of the artist’s logos—and the results are pretty sweet.
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