39 of the best band logos for creative inspiration

Six of the best band logos on an orange gradient background
(Image credit: The Beatles / The Rolling Stones / Unkle / Nirvana / The KLF / Dead Kennedys / Future)

The best band logos have to be really special. Just like any brand, bands can and do change their logos over time, but a really good band logo can stay with the band forever, adorning album covers and posters for festival lineups for years. 

What makes a great logo design for a band? Sometimes it takes a clever concept and at others its pure simplicity, but in both cases, it needs to be highly original to become as iconic as the band's music itself.

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Sammy Maine

Sammy Maine was a founding member of the Creative Bloq team way back in the early 2010s, working as a Commissioning Editor. Her interests cover graphic design in music and film, illustration and animation. Since departing, Sammy has written for The Guardian, VICE, The Independent & Metro, and currently co-edits the quarterly music journal Gold Flake Paint. 

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