Red Hot Chili Peppers Logo

Red Hot Chili Peppers logo

One of the most well-known funk rock bands in the US, Red Hot Chili Peppers were created in Los Angeles in 1983. The band’s co-founders are Anthony Kiedis and Flea.

Meaning and history Red Hot Chili Peppers Logo

Logo Red Hot Chili Peppers

According to RHCP, the eight-pronged asterisk does not have any symbolic meaning at all. Anthony Kiedis, the band’s front man, claimed to be the author of both the idea and the initial sketch. In his book Scar Tissue, he writes that he drew an outline on a piece of paper after being asked by the record company he had been working with to design a logo for the band.

Interestingly enough, the asterisk proved to be an absolutely tattoo-friendly symbol, so quite a few RHCP fans wear it on their bodies. The company that is the owner of the Red Hot Chili Peppers logo is called Bravado International.

Symbol Red Hot Chili Peppers

Symbol Red Hot Chili Peppers

Not long ago, Back-Lite, a small clothes manufacturer based in Florida was involved in a $11-million-dollar lawsuit. The reason for this was the mere fact that Back-Lite created a jacket with the RCHP logo. The sum seems somewhat overstated, taking into consideration the fact that it was just a single custom jacket sewn for an individual customer.

How is the emblem nicknamed?

Red Hot Chili Peppers emblem

The band’s official version of the logo name is “Star of Affinity”. Also, the emblem is sometimes called the “Star of Infinity.” However, Anthony Kiedis has given the logo one more, quite an offensive, name: “Angel’s A–hole.”

Font of the Red Hot Chili Peppers Logo

Font Red Hot Chili Peppers Logo

The typeface featured in the current version of the Red Hot Chili Peppers logo is considered to be the Franklin Gothic font.

Color of the Red Hot Chili Peppers Logo

Color Red Hot Chili Peppers Logo

The logo is built on the combination of red, white, and black. The visual contrast of the colors is striking in itself, but there is also a symbolic meaning behind it. Red is considered the color of passion and courage, while together with black and white it emphasizes the high emotional temperature of the music played by RHCP.