I love band artwork because often really innovative design is being made for it. A candy store for designers to find inspiration. This logo, 'Tongue & Lips' designed by John Pasche in 1970 for the Rollings Stones is a true classic. Although the design is before my time, it still feels like a contemporary image. The clear lines and simple use of color create an icon that works great on all formats. And despite its simple shape, it feels very dynamic, juicy and round. The image appears to be a reference to Mick Jagger's mouth and tongue, but was not conceived that way. It is inspired by a poster of the Indian goddess Kali sticking out her pointed tongue. A rebellious gesture, and very sensually portrayed in this logo.
Submit your favourite logo’s!
- What is the best logo you ever designed? Do you know why?
- Which logo from another designer do you think is the best logo ever? Why is that?
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