21 Pilots Logo

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21 Pilots Logo
The 21 Pilots logo is quite a controversial one. Even when one of the band members gave an explanation of the emblem, it did not actually stop the disputes around its meaning.

Meaning and history

21 Pilots Logo history

The well-known American musical band appeared in 2009 in Columbus, Ohio. It was created by three college friends, Tyler Joseph among them. Today, 21 Pilots consists of the lead vocalist Tyler Joseph and the drummer Josh Dun.

Is symbol just an “o” with stroke?

21 Pilots Symbol
If you are going to type the “Ø” symbol (a Norwegian letter called “slashed o” or “o with a stroke”) in Microsoft Word, you will need to use the following combination: Ctrl-/ followed by “o”. Quite a few fans were sure that this could be the reason why the musical duo chose such an emblem. However, it was hardly possible to find any explanation why the duo wanted the “o” with a stroke (especially in the form of “-/”) as their emblem.

What does the Twenty One Pilots logo mean?
Tyler JosephThere’ve been many rumors about the meaning of the old logo, yet Tyler Joseph said it was “something that only I understand.” In the summer of 2018, the band released a new emblem giving their fans another message to decipher. This time, each of the two slashes was replaced by a pair of parallel slashes, while the red and white elements grew yellow.

When Tyler Joseph gave an official explanation for the logo later, the “slashed o” theory started to appear even less appealing. However, the duo’s name is often stylized as TWENTY ØNE PILØTS, which seems to give some support to the “slashed o” hypothesis.

What is the real meaning of the emblem?

21 Pilots Emblem
According to Tyler’s explanation, the logo is somehow linked to the song Kitchen Sink. He claimed that the emblem is “something that only I understand”, and in this way, it gave him purpose. For Tyler, purpose starts when “you create something and only you know the meaning of it.” He designed the logo as an encouragement for people to create.


Font 21 Pilots Logo
The most unusual feature of the type sported in the 21 Pilots logo is the presence of two slashed “o”s instead of the regular ones. Other than that, the font is a fairly generic one.


Color 21 Pilots Logo
The white emblem is placed against the black background. The simple black-and-white color scheme is a bit jazzed up by a red slash.