Queen is a hugely popular British rock band formed in London, England in 1970. The classic lineup of the band consists of lead vocalist Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bassist John Deacon. Known for its diverse and innovative musical style, the band is widely considered to be one of the most influential classic rock bands in history.
Queen has sold more than 200 million records worldwide. A few of the band’s most successful albums include Sheer Heart Attack, A Night at the Opera, A Day at the Races, News of the World and Jazz.
DESIGN ELEMENTS, HISTORY AND EVOLUTION OF QUEEN LOGO
Shape and Colors of the Queen Logo
The Queen logo is certainly one of the most iconic and widely recognized logos in the history of rock music. Its merchandise is also hugely well-liked by the fans and the band’s logo appears on virtually anything you can imagine to buy.
The Queen logo was designed by Freddie Mercury who was once a art college student. He created the logo to convey a sense of British monarchy and regal feel into the band’s corporate identity. It carries an uncanny resemblance to the British coat of arms and is a perfect embodiment of authenticity, patriotism and elegance. The zodiac sign of each band member is displayed in the emblem, which surround the stylized initial “Q”.
The two lions depict Leo (Deacon and Taylor), a crab for Cancer (May), and two fairies for Virgo (Mercury). One can easily notice the crown inside the letter “Q” while a giant phoenix is positioned above with its wings wide open.
The Queen logo first appeared on the cover art of their debut album Queen (1973).
Font of the Queen Logo
The Queen logo incorporates a Roman-style typeface designed by Richard Gray, the band’s longest-serving photographer and designer.