Skrillex is the pseudonym for the composer, DJ, producer, and musician Sonny John Moore, born in Los Angeles in 1988. He began his solo career in 2007, and in 2008 received his modern stage nickname. Before that, it was called Twipz.
Meaning and History
Since 2010, Skrillex has its logo. His appearance is associated with the release of the debut album My Name is Skrillex EP. The stylized inscription, in which the pseudonym is played interestingly, was first criticized by the media and some fans. But Sonny John Moore did not change it, and after a few years, this brand mark became a cult in the world of dance music.
The logo has two versions. The first – complete – contains the word “SKRILLEX.” The second – abbreviated – consists of three red stripes. This is a fragment of the main logo, which separated from it and began to be used out of context.
The three vertical lines represent the “ILL” letter from the middle of the alias. They are completely symmetrical, apart from the fact that the “I” has a pointed top and the two “L” points downward. The jagged and daring letters express Skrillex’s philosophy and perfectly match the rebellious mood of the music.
Font and Color of the Emblem
The stage moniker Sonny John Moore is written in a custom angular font with a lot in common with the Scary Glyphs and Nice Characters Font. Each sign is unique in its way: “S” resembles a zigzag-lightning, “K” and “R” do not have the same length of vertical and horizontal lines, extreme strokes of “E” are widely spaced in different directions, “X” looks like a lopsided cross. Special attention should be paid to “I” and “LL,” presented in the form of stripes with a one-pointed side.
All letters are black, except for “ILL” – the middle part of the word is in red. The background is traditionally white, but it changes depending on where the emblem is located. If the background is black, “S,” “K,” “R,” “E,” and “X” can be white.