Shepard Fairey designs new Rolling Stones logo
In honor of their 50th-anniversary, The Rolling Stones revealed a new band logo this week designed by celebrated street artist Shepard Fairey. While Fairey is best known for his "OBEY GIANT" street campaign, as well as creating the Barack Obama 2008 "Hope" poster, he is no stranger to collaborating with musicians. The professional guerrilla marketer has worked with a number of bands including Bauhaus, The Smashing Pumpkins, and Neil Young, to name a few. The new design is a twist on The Stone's iconic tongue-and-lips logo, originally illustrated by John Pasche in 1971 for the album "Sticky Fingers."
It's hard to believe the group's first show was on July 12, 1962, considering teenagers everywhere are still tacking posters of the band up on their walls and adults continue to cover their bodies with tattoos of the infamous tongue-and-lips image. The band will be commemorating this golden anniversary with a tour sometime next year.