Queen Logo

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The logo of the legendary rock band Queen vividly and accurately symbolizes the character of the performance and stage image. The zodiac signs of each musician, the refinement of classic heraldry, and the abundance of details reflect the unique aspects of the band’s creative style.

Queen: Brand overview

Founded:1970–present
Founder:Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, John Deacon
Headquarters:
London, England
Website:queenonline.com
Queen is a famous rock band from the United Kingdom. It emerged in 1970 when vocalist-keyboardist Farrokh Bulsara (under the pseudonym Freddie Mercury), drummer Roger Meadows Taylor, and guitarist Brian Harold May formed a musical collective. Initially, they adhered to a heavy direction but later shifted to performing pop-rock.

Meaning and History

Queen Logo History

Freddie Mercury, who came up with the name Queen, also designed the logo because he graduated from art college in 1969 and understood painting well. Now, the emblem he created is as legendary a symbol of the band as Brian May’s hairstyle.

What is Queen?

Queen is a legendary rock band from London. It arose in 1970 and influenced the music industry’s history, inspiring several generations of future rockers. The band’s creative style combines funk, pop-rock, heavy metal, and even opera. Among their most famous hits are “We Are the Champions,” “We Will Rock You,” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

1968 – 1970

Queen Logo 1968-1970

Before becoming the “Queen,” the musical group was called Smile. Its trademark corresponded to the chosen name. Album covers were adorned with a smiling mouth, bright red lips, and two rows of crystal white teeth.

1973 – 1975

Queen Logo 1973-1975

Freddie Mercury developed Queen’s first logo in 1972 but introduced it only a year later after signing distribution agreements. The original drawing was used for advertising materials, musical albums, and a large drum.

According to the author’s plan, the emblem includes the zodiac signs for each band member:

  • Two fairies for Freddie Mercury (Virgo)
  • A crab for Brian Harold May (Cancer)
  • Two lions for Roger Meadows Taylor and John Richard Deacon (Leo)

Above them hangs a massive phoenix with widely spread wings and fiery flames.

At the center is a stylized letter “Q” – hinting at the word “Queen.” Inside the circle is a magnificent crown that symbolizes monarchical power and reflects the band’s signature style. Notably, the logo vaguely resembles the royal coat of arms of Great Britain. The greatest similarity is observed in the images of heraldic lions.

1975 – today

Queen Logo 1975-present

In 1975, the band presented an improved logo. Freddie Mercury detailed the image, making the lines clearer and neater. But the main composition remained unchanged: the zodiac signs of each musician, as before, surround the letter “Q.” Under the image is the inscription “Queen.”

Font and Colors

Queen Emblem

The complex, multi-component badge of the Queen is executed according to the classic canons of heraldry. The main elements indicate this:

  • Lions standing on their hind legs
  • Ribbon in the shape of the letter “Q” with a large crown in the center
  • Mythical phoenix spreading its wings wide.
  • The drawing is quite detailed – the artist depicted the main details using only black color.

Queen Symbol

An individual font was used for the name, invented by the band’s designer and photographer, Richard Gray. It’s characterized by long, thin strokes in a Roman style. All letters, except for “Q,” have serifs. Moreover, the serifs on “E” are positioned diagonally.

Queen color codes

BlackHex color:#000000
RGB:0 0 0
CMYK:0 0 0 100
Pantone:PMS Process Black C

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