Misfits Logo

Misfits Logo
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The American band “Misfits,” which influenced heavy metal and punk rock, has extraordinary charisma. Having quickly gained popularity among young people due to her extraordinary image and sound, she became the founder of the horror punk style. The team has changed more than once; only the bassist was the undisputed leader of the group. However, even after a long creative lull, the band’s classic line-up was reassembled in 2016. This became a significant stage in creativity with renewed vigor and fresh thoughts, which could not fail to please the fans.

In their music, you can hear the spirit of garage rock, psychedelic lyrics, melodic rhythms and blues, and even choral singing. Music could not be the group’s hallmark at an early stage of its development because the style was determined.

The group’s logo is another matter. Chosen once the logo has become an integral part of the group as a friend, companion, and assistant. We’ll tell you more about the power of a logo and its history below.

Meaning and History

Misfits Logo History
Evolution of the Misfits Logo

What is Misfits?

The Misfits are the forerunner of horror punk and a legend in the American rock scene of the 1970s and 1980s. The group changed its composition many times and even broke up for ten years until it reunited in 1995. Her work has had a great influence on heavy metal.

The group’s name is due to the love for Marilyn Monroe’s founding soloist Glenn Danzig (Glenn Danzig). He suggested this name, copying the name of the last film with the participation of a famous sex symbol. We can say that it was a romantic beginning for the emergence of a punk band.

But looking at the logo of the group created in 1977, I want to say: “Yes, the logo reflects the essence of the group!”. And all because at first glance at the image, it immediately becomes clear that this is not a romantic boy band singing in soft voices, but seasoned musicians who know their audience well and are ready to shock the audience every time they go on stage.

Logo as a stage image. It is a shield that artists use to hide themselves from unworthy criticism. It is a cutting sword of a kind of art on stage.

The logo is a tribute to The Crimson Ghost. This is a very old film, more precisely from 1930. One can imagine what kind of noise he managed to make among the audience. The topic is common today but shocking for the culture of that time – mysticism and murder. Group leader Glenn Danzig chose the fearsome skull image in the late 70s to make it the group’s emblem.

Misfits Symbol

What does the Misfits logo mean?

The Misfits logo is associated with the figure on the poster for The Crimson Ghost. This is the face of a mysterious and deadly character who is the main villain in the series. So the band’s emblem also signifies something mysterious and sinister.

The macabre, noir aesthetics suited the band very well. The company, which has the rights of the skeleton character, has never shown any desire to pursue the Misfits due to their illegal use of the image. It was a kind of advertisement, a reminder, a good memory of old forgotten films.

It is noteworthy that the group members’ external images were likened to their logo emblem. They painted their eyes dark, deliberately making shadows to give a formidable and sad look.

In 1983, the group broke up, but the legends around the group continued to appear – the band was too mysterious and bright. Fans constantly pestered the musicians to grab a piece of priceless material in memory of their former musical prowess, be it clothing or a piece of equipment. A controversy erupted between bassist (Jerry Only) and lead singer Glenn Danzig over the ownership of the brand and name.

Font and Colors of the Emblem

Misfits Emblem

Is the Misfits a true story?

Based on the work of American playwright Arthur Miller, the Hollywood film The Misfits combines reality with fiction. Each character has its prototype in real life, but the story itself is mostly fictional.

Where did the Misfits skull come from?

The famous skull was painted for the cover of the 1979 single Horror Business. More precisely, he was not alone – the artists depicted a whole skeleton, inspired by an advertising poster for the action movie “The Crimson Ghost.”

Do the Misfits own the rights to the Crimson Ghost?

No, the copyright holders of Crimson Ghost are the successors of Republic Pictures. The Fiend Skull, on the other hand, is copyrighted by the Misfits.

As in the original film, the logo consists of a black and white skull outline with outlined eyes and highlighted teeth. Crafted by Rob Villareal, the hobby typeface bounces and captures the effect of shaking handwriting beautifully. The letters are large and massive, visible from afar.