Radiohead Logo

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Radiohead is a famous British music band, performing rock music style. It was created in 1985 by Thom Yorke and is one of the most popular English music bands, whose name is written in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Meaning and history

Radiohead Logo history

Though the visual identity of the famous rock band has undergone quite a lot of redesigns, there is one thing, that unites all of the logo versions created — a monochrome color palette. Every badge of Radiohead used black as the main color and mixed it which white background and accents.

1992 — 1994

Radiohead Logo-1992

The very first logo of the band was introduced with its debut album, “Pablo Honey”, in 1992. It was a lowercase sans-serif inscription with the blurred uneven letters placed pretty far from each other. The “R” was the only written in white and placed on a solid black circle, other letters were all black.

1994 — 2000

Radiohead Logo-1994

For “The Bends” album the new Radiohead logotype was created in 1994. This time the inscription was written in all capitals and executed in an extended and solid sans-serif typeface with smooth angles and clean contours of the letters. The font, used for this emblem was Microgramma Bold.

2000 — 2003

Radiohead Logo-2000-03

The redesign of 2000 brought a new logotype for the band, and it could be seen on the cover of their “Kid A” album. The new capitalized wordmark was executed in a bold sans-serif typeface, which was very similar to BD Plakatbau, with pretty massive structures and a sense of style and modernity.

2000 — Today

Radiohead Logo-2000

The most iconic Radiohead logo was designed in 2000 and is still used by the band. This was the first and only emblem with no lettering on it. The geometric abstract bear, executed in confident black lines can become the band’s signifier and mascot. The new emblem got nicknamed “Modified Bear”.

2003 — 2007

Radiohead Logo-2003

For the band’s “Hall of The Thief” album, the monochrome logotype was rewritten again. This time the wordmark was set in the title case and used a sleek and elegant serif typeface with smooth bold lines and their edges thin and long.

2007 — 2011

Radiohead Logo-2007

In 2007 the band starts using a clean and confident sans-serif typeface for its capitalized logotype. There is a lot of air in and around the letters, which makes the whole wordmark look fresh and progressive.

2011 — 2016

Radiohead Logo-2011

The new album of the band, “The King of Limbs”, was released in 2011, with the new logo on the cover. The wordmark in this version was executed in an extra-or and narrowed sans-serif typeface, which looked intense and stable. The Font was very close to Helvetica Ultra Compressed with its confident and traditional contours.

2016 — Today

Radiohead Logo

The redesign of 2016 brought a new style to the Radiohead visual identity, writing its capitalized logotype in a traditional medium-weight sans-serif typeface, where each detail and touch are perfectly balanced. For promotional and advertising materials the letters of the wordmark may be emboldened and blurred, while the white negative space of “R”, “D”, “O”, and “A” are being colored black.

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