Straw Hat Logo

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Since the story is about a pirate crew, the authors of One Piece created the Straw Hat logo featuring Jolly Roger. However, it’s not a typical symbol of sea bandits but rather a skull adapted to the manga’s artistic style. And the emblem must include a straw hat, as it is the distinguishing mark of the crew’s leader, Monkey D. Luffy.

Straw Hat: Brand overview

Founder:Eiichiro Oda
Straw Hat Pirates – a diverse group of pirates from One Piece. Its members follow Monkey D. Luffy, the main character of the media franchise. Considering that there are only ten people in the crew, they perform crazy feats: for example, they attack hostile territories, fight huge fleets, and still win. As the plot develops, their power grows, and the heroes develop their abilities and perfect tools to confront opponents.

Meaning and History

Straw Hat Symbol

The earliest mention of the Straw Hat Pirates can be found in Episode 3 of Chapter 5 of One Piece when swordsman Roronoa Zoro joins Monkey D. Luffy as the first member of the crew. The team got its name after the hat Luffy takes off only in emergencies. This hat was passed down to him from the leader of the Red Hair Pirates, known by the nickname “Red-Haired” Shanks. He gave the boy the hat as a symbol of faith that he would become a great pirate and return the received gift.

From the backstory of the pirate band, it becomes clear where the original name came from and why the logo depicts a Jolly Roger in an elegant headpiece. This is part of the narrative canvas of One Piece, on which almost the entire ideology of the manga and the eponymous anime is built.

The emblem of the Straw Hat Pirates contains the classic symbol of all sea robbers – the Jolly Roger. But it does not look traditional because the artists adhered to a cartoonish style when creating it. The skull and bones are formed from simple geometric shapes: circles, semicircles, ovals, trapezoids, and ellipses. Meanwhile, the upper part of the skull is separated from the protruding lower jaw by two rows of large teeth, which form a crazy smile. The eye and nose areas are black voids, contrasting against the white background. Notably, the top half of the skull is covered by an orange hat with a wide red ribbon. This is exactly how the headpiece of the pirate group leader, Monkey D. Luffy, looks.

What is Straw Hat?

Straw Hat is the nickname of Monkey D. Luffy, the main character of the manga and anime One Piece. He leads a pirate crew called the Straw Hat Pirates, also known as the Straw Hat Crew and Mugiwara Pirates. Despite the small number of crew members (only ten people), this group is very strong and successful. A bounty is set for each of its members.

In the storyline of One Piece, Luffy is the creator of the Straw Hat Pirates logo. But due to his poor artistic abilities, another crew member, Usopp, had to draw the symbol. The emblem in the form of a stylized Jolly Roger is depicted on the pirate flag and on the sails of their ships.

Font and Colors

Straw Hat Emblem

The creators of the Straw Hat Pirates graphic symbol did it without inscriptions. A logo with text would have been too cluttered since it already has many details. The color scheme is also diverse: the artists drew an orange hat with a red ribbon to dilute the classic black and white combination of the Jolly Roger.

Straw Hat color codes

YellowHex color:#fed111
RGB:254 209 17
CMYK:0 18 93 0
Pantone:PMS 109 C
Neon RedHex color:#ff0111
RGB:255 1 17
CMYK:0 100 93 0
Pantone:PMS 172 C
BlackHex color:#000000
RGB:0 0 0
CMYK:0 0 0 100
Pantone:PMS Process Black C