I'm sure that if, in 1970, anyone would have suggested to then British art student Bill Pasche that the Mick Jagger-inspired lips/tongue logo he was designing for the Rolling Stones to use on their Sticky Fingers album would nearly 40 years later be hanging on the wall of a museum, he probably would have said, "Sure--when pigs fly." And now that London's Victoria and Albert Museum has shelled out close to $100,000 to buy and display that artwork, I'm guessing Pink Floyd's flying pig balloon won't be far behind.
Rock logos, like rock groups, have certainly come and gone over the years. And before "branding" became such a fashionable word, numerous rock groups had distinctive logos simply to be, well, distinctive. Back in the mid-to-late 1960s, for example, Elektra Records art director William S. Harvey, fashioned logos for virtually every act on the label. Some, like the Doors, became as classic as the group itself. Others, like the early psychedelic band Clear Light, simply disappearedRead More »from Draw Mick Jagger’s Lips, Make Big Money!