Fall Out Boy Logo

Fall Out Boy Logo
While the “crowned volcano” is probably the most known Fall Out Boy’s logo, the American rock band also has had other emblems featured on the album covers.

Meaning and history

Fall Out Boy logo history


The history of the band began in a suburb of Chicago in 2001. Its early days passed in the Chicago’s hardcore punk scene.

The “crowned volcano” symbol

Fall Out Boy symbol
The most popular Fall Out Boy logo can be seen on the cover of the 2013 album Save Rock and Roll. Rumor has it, the author of this logo is Brandon Travis Rike. Rike is an Ohio-based graphic designer, who used to play in several rock bands. The list of his former clients includes Bruno Mars, Rage Against the Machine, and Wiz Khalifa.
The logo features a triangle with its top corner cut (in other words, a trapezium). Over it, a crown can be seen. Over the central part of the crown, there’re three dots. Inside the trapezium, there’s the lettering “FOB” in large letters. The outlines look uneven as if the image has been drawn with casual strokes of a thick brush.
Now, what about the hidden meaning of the logo?
The trapezium supposedly represents a volcano. In this way, you may create a symbolic link with the song Young Volcanoes. The crown on the top is not just any crown – it has been used to refer to the late artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988).

Other emblems

Fall Out Boy emblem
One of the most memorable logos appeared on the cover of the 2005 album From Under the Cork Tree. There was an all-seeing eye in the middle of a keyhole. Around it, a rope could be seen. Above the keyhole, there was a crown, while below it there was a banner housing the name of the band.
Another popular logo is featured on the cover of the 2017 album Mania. There’s a cross design made up of four right angles. While the band seems to have never given an official explanation, fans believe each of the angles represents one of the band members.

Font

Fall Out Boy
While we can hardly talk about a font in case of the main Fall Out Boy logo, each album cover does feature the name of the band in a distinctive type. Every time, the type is chosen according to the overall design of the cover. The typography may vary from the classic serif type on the cover of the album American Beauty/American Psycho to the friendly sans serif font featured on the cover of Mania.

Colors

fall out boy crown logo
While the palette features just black and white, the combination gets a hint of unique style and mood from the way the two colors are used. Here, black dominates the logo as the background color, while white is used for the emblem itself. However, a reversed color scheme is also possible.