The most popular Punk Bands logos and brands

Top-10 Logotypes of Punk Bands

Punk music is often characterized by proneness to conflict and paradoxes. Even if rhythms and melody lie in the foundation of this music, the bands will do everything possible to make the first impression very contradictory. Logotypes of punk bands are always full of inner conflicts and paradoxes.

10. Dashboard Confessional

DashboardConfessional logo

Dashboard Confessional is the band that plays both punk and emo-rock music and its logo contain a wide range of hardly matching elements. The winged anchor with the classic arms in its center highlights conflicts and contradiction underlying this music genre. The font is also used in the logo, but it doesn’t draw much attention having a simple functional and informational role.

9. Husker Du

HuskerDu logo

Tearing in the middle of Husker Du logo is its most well-known feature. You can recognize it even before you read it. Formally, its font seems to be simple – letters are of different size, the contours are uneven – it looks like it was written by a shaking hand.

8. Daft Punk

DaftPunk logo

For Daft Punk band, punk music was an obsession during a short period of time, but it played a crucial role for its formation. The logotype was introduced during this period, too. A bit later, the band continued creating music with punk elements.

Daft Punk logo seems to be made of mercury – each letter merges into another, but still stays autonomous and original.

7. Buzzcocks

Buzzcocks logo

Buzzcocks punk band logo consists of font only. The British band decided not to use images, but this logo is still rich in graphics: the original shifting of ZZ letters makes this logotype recognizable.

6. Weezer

Weezer logo

Weezer logo combines both text and image, although the band uses the image only – W letter with wings. Green color on the white background is rarely used, and even contrasting contours were not necessary. In comparison with many other logotypes used by punk groups, Weezer has horizontal elements – wings. At the same time, both foundations are sharp and conflicting.

5. Grateful Dead

GratefulDead logo

The provoking logo of  Grateful Dead band has combined a few symbols of punk music. First, it’s the skull, lightening, and the double circle that symbolizes harmony and order – it embraces the acute and contradictory elements. The image consists of two contrasting colors – white and black – with black color prevailing.

4. Misfits

Misfits logo

The logo of Misfits band is as interesting as other design solutions. In fact, it’s a secondary image – initially, this image was created for the poster of The Crimson Ghost movie (1979). Besides, this font was used on the cover of Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine. However, the combination of these objects appeared to be quite original and helped the band to earn millions.

3. Public Image Ltd

Public Image Ltd logo

Fans call the logo of Public Image Ltd a “hockey puck” because it has a similar form. The classic contrast color solution makes the logo bright and appealing. The form of the circle accentuates harmony and completion. At the same time, none of the lines is horizontal or vertical. The lines are diagonal, which highlights dynamics and readiness for movement, and at the same time – a violation of standards for the sake of development.

2. My Chemical Romance

My Chemical Romance logo

American band My Chemical Romance used a deliberately inaccurate and loose font. Huge strokes seem to be brushed, and they remind of the first graffiti made with colors and brushes, not with aerosols. The font plays the role of both text and image.

1. The Offspring

TheOffspring logo

Flaming skull – The Offspring logo – expresses the character of the band, attracts attention and is easy to remember. The contrast of red and yellow colors fixes attention. The orange contour closes the composition and finishes this composition.

These are ten most original logotypes used by punk bands, but our chart could include some other images. Every logotype contains an original and recognizable message.