Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Original Rolling Stones Logo

Image copyright: Max Nash / AFP

As if we need another reason to visit the amazing Victoria & Albert Museum.

The V&A Museum has paid slightly over £50,000 ($92,500) at auction for the original drawings of the Rolling Stones logo, devised by British designer John Pasche in 1970, it announced last night.

Pasche was studying at London’s Royal College of Art when Stones frontman Mick Jagger, disappointed by the designs put forward by record label Decca, began looking for a design student to help create a logo.

The logo was commissioned for £50, but the Rolling Stones were so pleased with the design they gave Pasche a bonus of £200.

We all got our first look at the now iconic Lips Logo in 1971 with the April 23rd release of the Stones Sticky Fingers' album which was conceived by Andy Warhol and photographed by Billy Name and it's been used by the band ever since.

So I guess it does pay to save your old mechanicals...

That's Right,


Thanks to: Logo Design Love.

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