Rolling Stones Logo

Rolling Stones Logo

The Rolling Stones are widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential rock bands in history. It was formed in London in 1962 by the erratic multi-instrumentalist Brian Jones who hired pianist Ian Stewart, singer Mick Jagger, guitarist Keith Richards, bassist Bill Wyman and drummer Charlie Watts. The Stones have sold more than 200 million records worldwide.

Reputed as the quintessential live act, the band also had an immense cultural significance, deeply influencing the dark side of post-1960s counterculture.

A few of their most successful albums include Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers, Goats Head Soup, Some Girls and Tattoo You.


Shape and Colors of the Rolling Stones Logo

The “Big Red Mouth” symbol, often referred to as the “Tongue and Lip Design”, of the Rolling Stones is certainly one of the most iconic and widely recognized logos in the world. It was created in 1971 by John Pasche, the celebrated British art designer, reportedly for a fee of £50. Pasche has won several awards for this groundbreaking work, and the band was so happy that they gave him £200 extra a few years later. He earned a large amount of money, £400,000 according to some reports, when he auctioned the original artwork in 2006.

The Rolling Stones logo was actually created as an ovation to Kali, the Hindu goddess of empowerment and energy. The black and red lips and tongue insignia personified the power of free expression in rock ‘n’ roll music and the amazing raw energy it captures. The logo purposefully resembles the band’s lead vocalist Mick Jagger’s famous lips and his passionate mouth.

The “Tongue-and-Lip” debuted in the artwork of Sticky Fingers album.

The merchandise featuring the Rolling Stones logo is also hugely well-liked and well-respected, and the band’s legendary logo appears on virtually anything you can imagine to buy, including t-shirts, caps, wallets, bags, posters and various other products.