Coolest Band Logos
#1: The Black Flag logo.
I know what you're thinking; it's so simple it's almost boring, but what I like so much about IS it's simplicity. It's plain yet bold. It represents the band name exactly with striking definition. It sticks in your mind, and has been an unmistakable icon in the punk scene for decades. When you can slap four rectangles together and have it become a reknown signal of hardcore punk rock brutalness, you're a genius.
#2: The Operation Ivy jumper.
Okay, maybe I'm a little bias because Operation Ivy happens to be one of my all-time favorite bands, but the first second this shadowy figure introduced itself to my eyeballs, my band-related tattoo plans had instantly expanded. This one, single graphic includes enough vibrance, movement and energy for a full-length action film. Get it? Energy? Anyone? Well, anyway, just looking at this logo makes me want to find the nearest punk show and skank my troubles away. The jumper will forever be a symbol of perpetual classic, raw, punk rock liveliness.
#3: Iron Maiden's Eddie.
Don't deny it. Eddie is the most fearsome, mind-blowing, majestic band logo you've ever had the privilege to see. Nothing so gruesome, so terrifying, so nightmare-enducing has been so strangely appealing and heart-warming. At least that's how it is for me. When I started to get really into Iron Maiden at about age 13, I used to doodle Eddies all over my school papers and things. I drew a large, very detailed picture of Eddie, the version from the album Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, where his brain was removed. I hung him on my wall next to my bed. He'd stare right at me when I'd fall asleep, and most girls my age would've been mortified by this undead skeleton face staring at them in the night, but I felt comforted. Like I had the metal gods to protect me in my dreams. I guess I'm a little screwed up, but nonetheless, you must agree that this, is absolutely the best band logo in existance. If you disagree I shall strike you. With a stick... That's a lie. I apologize.
Written by Laura Sullivan