Led Zeppelin Logo
Led Zeppelin was an English rock band founded in 1968 by guitarist Jimmy Page, who recruited lead vocalist Robert Plant, bassist and keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham to form the legendary outfit. The band is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most important groups in music history. Having sold over 300 million albums worldwide, Led Zeppelin has influenced thousands of artists from diverse genres, including hard rock, heavy metal, punk rock, funk, alternative rock and pop music.
The band established its independent record label, Swan Song Records, in 1973. The label became defunct in October 1983 following Bonham’s sudden death.
DESIGN ELEMENTS, HISTORY AND EVOLUTION OF LED ZEPPELIN LOGO
Shape and Font of the Led Zeppelin Logo
The Led Zeppelin logo is easily one of the most popular and instantly recognizable logos in the history of rock music. The iconic logotype was created in 1973 by Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis, originally as a part of the cover art for Houses of the Holy. It comprises of an elongated, hand-drawn typeface which brilliantly portrays the band’s unavoidable mystique. Moreover, the whole design has a certain charm and a dynamic quality which exemplifies the grandeur, richness and diversity of the Led Zeppelin’s groundbreaking music.
Colors of the Led Zeppelin Logo
The black-and-white color palette looks inherently sleek, sophisticated and mighty, adding to the depth of this timeless piece of work.
Swan Song Logo
The memorable Swan Song logo has become closely associated with Led Zeppelin. Often wrongly referred to as the “Fallen Angel Logo”, it originated from the “Evening (Fall of the Day)”, an obscure 19th century painting (probably of 1869 or 1870) by American artist William Rimmer (1816–1879). The logo symbolizes Apollo, the Greek god of light, music and healing.
According to other sources, the Swan Song Records logo embodies the winged Icarus, son of Daedalus, who is in the last moments of his life.