Queen Logo

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Queen logo
Queen is the name of the legendary British band, which was created in 1970 by Freddie Mercury and two ex-Smile musicians, Brian May and Roger Taylor. The band began with performing hard rock, but later changed its style to pop-rock, which made its name iconic.

Meaning and history

Queen Logo history


The name Queen was given it the band by Freddie Mercury, due to its regal, unique and universal sounding. He thought up this name years before the band was formed.
The famous Queen logo is composed of a wordmark and a picturesque emblem above it.
The custom typeface of the wordmark was designed by an artist, Richard Gray. Executed in all-caps, it looks elegant and sophisticated. The most notable part of the nameplate is the long tail of the letter “Q” and the exaggerated spiky serifs on the two Letters “E”.
The color palette of the Queen logo features red lettering on a black background and the emblem in yellow and gold tones.

The Emblem

Queen logo emblem
The Queen emblem was designed by Freddie Mercury himself, as he was a former student of arts and design at Ealing Art College of London.
The emblem is a very detailed illustration with many hidden symbols. It is composed of the zodiac symbols of all the group’s members, the Phoenix bird and the letter “Q” with the crown inside.
The Phoenix is a symbol of never-ending life, power and passion. The Gueen were passionate about music and the style they were performing.
The zodiacs — two rampant lions for Leo, a crab for Cancer and two fairies for Virgo. The rampant lions are embracing the letter “Q”, which has a crab sitting on its top, the fairies are placed above the lions. And the Phoenix is situated on the top part of the emblem.
The Queen logo resembles the Royal Coat of Arms of England, but its even more regal and impressive. The ornate emblem became iconic and is a symbol of the legendary group, created by one of the greatest musicians in history.