Led Zeppelin is unquestionably one of the greatest and most influential rock bands of all-time. The pioneers of album-oriented rock (AOR), the band has sold more than 300 million albums worldwide. Founded by guitarist Jimmy Page in 1968, the band included lead vocalist Robert Plant and such skilled musicians as bassist/ keyboardist John Paul Jones and drummer/ percussionist John Bonham.
In 1974, Led Zeppelin launched its own record label called Swan Song Records. The label, which stopped operation from October 1983 after the band’s breakup following Bonham’s death, now functions only to reissue previously released material by its signed artists.
DESIGN ELEMENTS OF LED ZEPPELIN LOGO
The above Led Zeppelin logotype, which was designed by Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis in 1973 as a part of the cover art for Houses of the Holy, artistically and elegantly portrays the band’s name. The whole logotype has a dynamic quality which typifies the brilliance, magnificence and diversity of the band’s wonderful music.
DESIGN ELEMENTS OF SWAN SONG LOGO
The famous Swan Song logo, often wrongly called the “Fallen Angel Logo”, was inspired by the obscure nineteenth century painting (probably of 1869 or 1870) by American artist William Rimmer (1816–1879) called “Evening (Fall of the Day)”. It represents Apollo, the Greek god of light, music and healing. Some sources also state that the logo, on the contrary, depicts the winged Icarus, son of Daedalus, who is in the last moments of his life.