Linkin Park is a world-class American music group. She appeared in 1996 and is still engaged in concert and musical activities. Her work is inherent in a very large genre layer, which includes rock and metal of many directions: viola, nu, rap, pop, electro.
Meaning and History
Until 2000, the rockers were known under a different name. The name Linkin Park came later and brought them more success than the first. It all started with a tape of four tracks, recorded by three school friends.
1997 – 1999
The first emblem is associated with the name Xero. It represents an inscription in the ancient Greek style: with curved letters that more closely resemble symbols. The “X” and “R” have half cut off, the “O” is shown as a degree sign, and the “E” looks like an inverted number three.
1999 – 2000
For a short period, the group was named Hybrid Theory and the emblem in the form of a Japanese character.
2000 – 2002
In 2000, the rock band released a landmark album, on which an early version of the modern logo first appeared. It was attended by “L” and “P” in bold sans serif. They were intricately connected to form the original symbol. The Linkin Park lettering consisted of uppercase letters and was enclosed in square brackets on both sides, from which only the corner details were visible.
2002 – 2003
The remix album Reanimation received almost the same artwork as the previous one. The difference was in reinforced side brackets, a more visible title, and a thin horizontal line and letters.
2003 – 2007
In 2003, American rockers’ work was replenished with another album – Meteora, which repeats the motives of the past logo.
2007 – 2010
This period is the most important in the emblem’s history because then the prototype of modern symbolism first appeared. The cover shows the band’s badge – “L” and “P,” forming a circle. There is also the name Linkin Park, executed in large capital letters with pointed ends at “N,” “A,” “R.” This design is used in the third album – Minutes to Midnight.
2010 – 2017
In 2010, a different corporate identity appeared on the cover of Thousand Suns – an elongated, strict inscription with a marked name. She is also featured on the 2014 album The Hunting Party. Until 2019, it was also used on the group’s official website.
2017 – present
One More Light embellishes the logo of a new format: the band’s full name with a free arrangement of thin sans serif letters. This version is light, airy, transparent, which is associated with the name of the album.
Font and Color of the Emblem
Unlike the text portion, the graphic component of the logo almost always looked the same. The rockers settled on a monogram made up of Linkin Park caps. “L” and “P” are connected in the form of triangles and zigzags with sharp corners, and their elongated legs form an open ringing.
The fonts of music albums’ names often resonate with the content, so the letters are sometimes hard and rigid, sometimes translucent and airy. Simple symbols – smooth, sans serif – are preferred.
The palette of emblems is monochrome, with a predominance of black and white. According to the musicians themselves, it is between these two colors that a bright spectrum is concentrated. Also, black reflects its connection to the underground.