Misfits Logo

Misfits Logo
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Misfits are the name of an American rock band, which was founded in 1977. The band represents heavy music, such as punk-rock and horror punk, and is considered to be one of the influencers in these styles. In 1983 the Misfits disbanded but came back in 1995 to stay.

Meaning and history

Misfits were founded in 1977 in New Jersey. The name of the band was taken from the movie with Marilyn Monroe, a western, released in 1961. Initially, Misfits were a rock’n’roll trio, consisting of Glen Danzig (vocal and electro piano), Jerry Caiafa (guitar), and Manny (drums). The first tracks of the band had nothing in common with punk rock or heavy rock at all.

Initially, the band members had no ambitions or plans, and even after the first concert, they were unsure if the second one would happen. But it did happen, and then another and another.
Today the Misfits are much more than just a punk band. Today they seem more like a brand than music. But it was the band that gave birth to the horror-punk movement and had a huge impact on the world’s heavy metal scene. The Misfits are a true punk rock cult whose songs have been sung by such Music legends as Metallica and Guns’n’Roses.

What are Misfits?

The Misfits are one of the most influential punk rock bands in history. The musicians began their creative activity in the 1970s, releasing only seven studio albums. The Misfits disbanded in 1983, but the band decided to start all over twelve years later and is still performing and recording today.

As for the visual identity, the pink rock forerunners have been very constant and even conservative, as the band is still using the emblem and the logotype, designed for it in 1982, just five years after the band’s foundation and a few months before it was disbanded.

1982 — Today

Misfits Logo

The Misfits logo is composed of a black-and-white banner with the graphical part and a stylized logotype, which both brilliantly reflect the essence of the band’s music and their style, which is impossible to confuse with something else.

Let’s start with the emblem, which by today has become iconic, and can be seen not only on the album covers of the band, or its posters but also on the t-shirts, hoodies, and other garments and accessories. The white skull on a black background was inspired by The Crimson Gold movie, released in the 1930s. It was a dark and heavy film, and its mood suits The Misfits just right.

The scary evil skull is accompanied by bold lettering, which is not less scary due to its uneven edges, and thick lines with torn and sharpened ends. The letters are solid black, with a medium-bold white outline, which in the case with the Misfits does not add lightness or distinctions, but drama and power.