Fall Out Boy is a group of rock musicians from the USA. The group was founded in 2001 by Joseph Throhman and Pete Wentz. He began his vocal career in the suburbs of Chicago, starting from the local hardcore punk scene. It is now located in Wilmette, Illinois.
Meaning and History
The most famous team logo is the crowned volcano. It was used both singly and in combination with the name of the group. And yet he is not the only one: there were many other legendary emblems featured on album covers from different times.
2002 – 2003
The musicians did not use FallOutBoy to describe themselves for a long time. It represented an alternation of uppercase letters with lowercase letters. The font is simple, sans serif.
2003 – 2005
At that time, the roster decided to stand out, so they radically redesigned the logo. It went from black to light blue with a thicker font. Each word in the title is written separately.
2005 – 2007
The year 2005 brought the musicians an update: then one of the legendary logos appeared, debuting on the cover of From Under the Cork Tree. It is an all-seeing eye located in the middle of the castle. There is a rope around it instead of a ring. There is a crown above the keyhole, below – a banner with the musical group’s name. The words are written in a stylish thin font, all capital letters.
2007 – 2008
The rock group continued to play with fonts, so in 2007 they switched to italics. The name of that time looks like it was handwritten in lowercase letters.
2008 – 2013
Then there was a combination of two fonts. In the middle, there is a miniature thin “Out,” and on the sides, there are wide “Fall” and “Boy,” which are slightly larger.
2013 – 2016
All letters became the same: capital and elongated. Graphic symbols have changed. It was created by Brandon Travis Rike, an Ohio-based designer who has played in several rock bands. The logo was placed on the cover of the Save Rock and Roll music album.
2016 – 2018
Then the group changed the font again: the name acquired a classic look and serif letters.
2018 – 2019
In this version, the words are remote from each other and made thin, as if emerging from a veil of fog.
In addition to the image of the famous “volcano with a crown,” the musical group has other trademarks of its own identity. These are names that are made in different styles. One of the latter is the thin, broken inscription “Fall Out Boy.” Words are spaced far apart, with characters at different heights. In the first fragment – a low “A,” in the second – a skewed “U,” in the third – protruding up “O.” The corners of the letters are rounded, and the lines of some characters are interrupted, which is visible in the “B,” “O” and “A.”
The most recognizable logo of rock musicians is the crowned volcano. This is a cut-off triangle. It is believed that the trapezoid conveys the image of a volcano from the composition of Young Volcanoes. Above it is a crown with three dots, which symbolizes the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988). The central part is occupied by the abbreviation “FOB,” executed in large letters. All the lines on the brand name look jagged – as if they were carelessly applied with wide strokes.
Each album had its designation expressed by a graphic symbol. It was chosen in accordance with the content of the songs and the overall design of the cover. The typeface has always varied – from the classic serif (American Beauty / American Psycho) to the customized sans serif (Mania).
The basic color combination of the group is black and white. They fit perfectly into the unique mood and emphasize the style of rock metal. Usually, the dark one dominates and serves as the background for the light emblem. However, the inversion scheme is also used.
2019 – present
In this version, American rock musicians again decided to play with the letters. As a result, we got a unique logo consisting of an inscription with no analogs because every symbol is original. Distortion of characters is made in the style of screensavers for horror films – with “trembling” text. Moreover, you cannot find two identical letters in it – each is played in its way. For example, the first “L” is much shorter than the second, the leg “A” is protruding to the right, the lower part of the “U” is retracted to the left, and both “O” is extended and flattened at the sides.
Font and Colors of the Emblem
This time, the musicians opted for a bold sans-serif typeface with distorted letters. Therefore, the inscription looks “trembling,” as if from waves spreading through the water. But they remained true to the old color palette: monochrome still prevails in the emblem.