Pink Floyd is one of the most popular progressive rock bands in the world. The band was formed in the late 1960s in England and has so far sold more than 200 million albums worldwide. The meeting of Nick Mason and Rick Wright with Roger Waters at an architecture programme in London lead to the creation of a band which also included other musicians like Clive Metcalf, Juliette Gale and Keith Noble. Sigma-6 was the original name of the band, however, it was changed to Pink Floyd after the inclusion of Bob Close and Syd Barrett. The name originated from one of Barrett’s recordings with two blues players Pink Anderson and Floyd Council.
Pink Floyd remains the heartthrob of millions of fans across the globe thanks to its outstanding compositions, thought-provoking lyrics, impressive album art, and energetic live stage performances.
“The Dark Side of The Moon” (1973), “Wish You Were Here” (1975) and “The Wall” (1979) are the record-breaking albums of Pink Floyd.
DESIGN ELEMENTS OF THE PINK FLOYD LOGO
Pink Floyd, just like other successful classic rock bands, experimented with a number of logos and images which were strongly associated with its music. Their merchandize is still sold in millions on the Internet with fans lining up for Pink Floyd bags, caps, key-chains, T-shirts and many other products.
Shape of the Pink Floyd Logo:
The three Pink Floyd logos pictured above are very different in nature. Each of the logo’s certain features grab people’s attention and attract their interest. The first logo comprises of the band’s name only. The second logo is boxed against a black backdrop with the band’s name imprinted in a fading pink color. The letter “K” in “Pink” is outstretched upwards provoking instant interest. The third and the last one is a simple logo. It has a plain white font over a black background with a small logo appearing in the letter “O” of “Floyd”.
Color of the Pink Floyd Logo:
Black, white and pink are the very common colors that are used in all the three Pink Floyd logos giving a message of simplicity and magnificence to its music fans. If black conveys confidence and white stands for peace, pink is the color that represents innocence.
Font of the Pink Floyd Logo:
Chic is the word that suits best the font styles of Pink Floyd’s first and third logo. In contrast to the first and third logo, the second logo sports a stylish funky font which distinguishes it from the other two.