Guns N’ Roses Logo

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The characteristics of the music, its style, creativity, and stage image are reflected in the Guns N’ Roses logo, symbolizing the end of violence as the brand’s philosophy. The juxtaposition of peace against evil is the basis of the visual identity of the music group.

Guns N’ Roses: Brand overview

Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Guns N’ Roses is a legendary hard rock band from the USA. It emerged in 1985 – the group was based in Los Angeles, California. The band’s lineup has changed several times. It operates in the heavy metal and hard rock genres.

Meaning and History

Guns N’ Roses Logo History

The musical group has several separate labels, which at different times were at the peak of fame. Among them are Uzi Suicide, Geffen, Black Frog, and UMG. The group’s heyday was from 1985 to 1993 until Slash and McKagan left. In 2016, they decided to return, starting a new era in the group’s history.

Throughout its existence, Guns N’ Roses used several logos. Each of them is associated with two central images – roses and revolvers, which symbolize the name of the group. The stylized weapon appeared on the first version of the logo and remained on all subsequent ones.

What is Guns N Roses?

Guns N Roses is a music group from Los Angeles that emerged in 1986. It performs music in the styles of heavy metal and hard rock. Its debut album, Appetite for Destruction, reached the top spot on the Billboard 200 a year after its release.


Guns N' Roses Logo 1987

The band’s name is written against a yellow background on the debut logo, which surrounds the central elements. Moreover, all words are placed separately. This directly references the fact that the group was created based on two compositions: L.A. Guns and Hollywood Roses. As a result, touching symbols appeared in the style of classic American Western, where gangster brutality, expressed in the form of Colts, and romance, embodied by tender roses, predominate.

1987 – today

Guns N' Roses Logo 1987-Present

Such a contrasting comparison not only reflects the name of the “outlaw” group but Also emphasizes its peak emotions, sometimes incomparable with each other but very characteristic of the genre in which Guns N’ Roses plays.

Font and Colors

Guns N' Roses Emblem

At the beginning of their career, the United team used a logo with revolvers. Moreover, the barrels are directed in different directions, and the hands are crossed in the center of the circle. Around them, the stems of a climbing rose intertwine. Two scarlet flowers are symmetrically positioned, and blood drops drip from each. The leaves are also symmetrical, creating a sense of exact thoughtfulness in everything related to the group. Stephen, one of the music group members, is the author of this version.

Two formidable revolvers with cute roses and a human skull are presented on another emblem. This is the most ambitious and popular version, transferred as a print on clothing, becoming a trendy sign. In the center is a grinning skull; behind it are two crossed barrels, classically turned towards each other. Behind the weapons are roses, from whose petals blood flows. The skull wears a bowler hat with the group’s name ribbon. All elements are surrounded by barbed metal wire.

According to some assumptions, this logo was sketched by Slash, one of the representatives of hard rockers. However, according to Axl Rose, the frontman and vocalist of the band, the hit logo was created by tattoo artist Bill White.

The color palette of all versions of the emblem is extremely saturated – almost peak, conveying the maximum emotional intensity. It is dominated by red (closer to scarlet), black, dark green, brown, white, and several shades of ash-gray.

Guns N’ Roses color codes

Golden PoppyHex color:#f8be00
RGB:240 190 0
CMYK:0 23 100 3
Pantone:PMS 7408 C
BlackHex color:#000000
RGB:0 0 0
CMYK:0 0 0 100
Pantone:PMS Process Black C
RedHex color:#f80000
RGB:248 0 0
CMYK:0 0 100 3
Pantone:PMS Bright Red C
Olive DrabHex color:#729501
RGB:114 149 1
CMYK:23 0 99 42
Pantone:PMS 377 C
Zinnwaldite BrownHex color:#351406
RGB:53 20 6
CMYK:0 62 89 79
Pantone:PMS 4975 C
Ash GrayHex color:#b2beb5
RGB:178 190 181
CMYK:6 0 5 25
Pantone:PMS 5655 C


What do the gun and rose to symbolize?

Of course, the combination of a gun and a rose is strange, but it means the end of violence. That is, the Guns N Roses logo says that peaceful actions should be used against evil. The first photo with such a combination appeared in 1967.

What does the Guns N Roses logo represent?

The heavy metal group has several logo options, but the most famous one contains a skull with a pair of revolvers and a rose. It directly resonates with the name of the musical group.

Who designed the Guns and Roses logo?

It is believed that the group Guns N Roses logo was drawn by its guitarist Slash. But performer Axl Rose named another author: he said that it was conceived and depicted by tattoo artist Bill White.

Who died from Guns N Roses?

The first member of Guns N Roses to die was Ole Beich. After leaving the group, he fell into depression and drowned in Lake Saint Jørgen, located in Copenhagen. The tragedy occurred in 1991.