The Who is one of the most influential rock groups of the 1960s and ’70s. The band, formed in 1964, consisted of Pete Townshend (guitar), Roger Daltrey (vocals), John Entwistle (bass) and Keith Moon (drums). One of the originators of “rock opera”, The Who have sold about 100 million records worldwide.
The Who logo, still recognized and worn by thousands of music buffs around the world, adorned Keith Moon’s drum kit until his death in 1978. The logo was unveiled by their manager and record producer – Kit Lambert.
DESIGN ELEMENTS OF THE WHO LOGO
Shape of The Who Logo:
The famous “target” logo of The Who features an arrow coming out of the last letter of their name, similar to the medical symbol for male, therefore superbly symbolizing masculinity and portraying an uplifting edge at the same time. The two ‘h’s in the logo merge to create a feeling of unity.
Color of The Who Logo:
The Who logo boasts of the Union Jack, the British flag, hence comprising of three colors: Royal Blue, Red and White, while using a black background.
Font of The Who Logo:
The Who logo uses a bold, custom font which was designed by the famous British painter and visual artist Brian Pike in 1964 as a part of the original logo.