Anvil Logo

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The Anvil logo is vibrant and strong. It tells about a band that has dedicated years of their life to music. The logo reflects the expression inherent to heavy metal. Looking at the angular composition, one can almost hear loud, sharp sounds.

Anvil: Brand overview

Founded:1973 – present
Founder:Steve “Lips” Kudlow, Robb Reiner, Chris Robertson
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Anvil is a Canadian rock band that plays trash and speed metal. The trio, consisting of Steve Kudlow, Robb Reiner, and Chris Robertson, has 22 albums to its credit. The band releases its latest compositions with AFM Records. There is a film about the band “Anvil! The Story of Anvil.”

Meaning and History

Anvil Logo History

The name and logo of Anvil appeared only in 1981 with the band’s second album. This was due to a lengthy search for a name and style. 1978 the founders formed the band Lips and self-published their first album. The name was a nickname of the band’s ideologue, Steven Barry “Lips” Kudlow, probably due to his big mouth. Attic Records suggested the band drastically change from a romantic-sexual note to a more powerful and loud one after signing a contract. The recommendation was not related to musical style but to the similarity to the rock and disco group from Minnesota, Lipps, which was quite popular in the late 70s. To avoid confusion, the band agreed to rename itself Anvil. They selected the emblem in tune with the new name.

What is Anvil?

A Canadian band characterized by persistence and dedication. Despite not being popular, the band has been playing for over 40 years. Two of the three members have been part of the lineup. But there were seven bassists before Chris Robertson, who has been with the group since 2014. The main style of music is speed metal.

1981 – today

Anvil Logo

The band’s emblem is their name in a sharp and expressive design. The choice entirely reflects the musical style of the band. Starting from their second album, Metal on Metal, where the logo debuted for the first time, the band transitioned to heavy rock and became engrossed in the speed genre. Every hit on the keys, strings, and drums by the musicians is like the sound of a hammer at work. Beautiful melodies emerge from the virtuoso hands of the members, just as beautiful metalwork emerges from an anvil.

Each element in the band’s logo is associated with the theme of the anvil.

  • The crossbar of the A resembles the surface of the tool.
  • The long, stretched-out V replicates the shape of the anvil in profile and corresponds to the horn of the device.
  • The last letter, L, is similar to an axe.
  • Each glyph ends with a point reminiscent of arrows and swords – items forged with the help of an anvil.
  • The thick black outline of the letters merges into a solid base, like the surface of an object.

The whole sign appears sharp and cutting, corresponding with the heavy rock theme, drawing an analogy between metal in the forge and music.

Font and Colors

The letters of the inscription are a hot red, like molten, glowing iron. The shade indicates loud sounds, expressiveness, and speed, as the speed style implies a fast active pace of melodies.

The color indicates passion and love for their craft. The band has been on stage for about 45 years, but music has provided members with enough income for living only for the past decade. Before that, the band held on through enthusiasm, continuing to work solely due to their passion for the craft.

The double white and black outline of the inscription talks about the theme of creativity. The band’s songs are about life and death, joy and sorrow, and the struggle of good against evil. The approach indicates a dedication to music, despite the ups and downs in life. It speaks of constancy and the band’s unity around a single goal.

The font of the inscription is unique due to the transformed letters.

Anvil color codes

Racing RedHex color:#e40000
RGB:228 0 0
CMYK:0 100 100 11
Pantone:PMS Bright Red C
BlackHex color:#000000
RGB:0 0 0
CMYK:0 0 0 100
Pantone:PMS Process Black C