Radiohead Logo

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Radiohead Logo
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


The original band’s name was “On A Friday”, as Friday evenings were the only ones when the musicians had time to play together. The name was changed to Radiohead in 1991 after the song Talking Heads.
The Radiohead logo is instantly recognizable and is composed of a wordmark and an iconic emblem.
The wordmark in all-caps is executed in a bold and neat typeface which is similar to BD Plakatba. It looks bright and confident, especially with the use of the band’s monochrome palette.
The famous Radiohead emblem is a bear’s head, which is drawn with the use of circles and triangles, and makes a real abstract masterpiece.
Radiohead emblem
The bear’s triangular teeth resemble a smile but represent the hunger for sound and high-quality music.
The Radiohead logo is stylish and humorous, it is considered to be one of the most iconic musical logos in contemporary history. Unique, ironic and modern.