The Rolling Stones logo has a surprisingly spiritual origin

Rolling Stones tongue and lips logo
(Image credit: Mike Kemp via Getty Images)

The Rolling Stones logo is arguably one of the most iconic band logos in musical history. Featuring on the band's albums, posters and merchandise since its creation in 1970, the legendary logo is a standout piece of bold iconography that has truly stood the test of time – but its origins have been subject to conflicting mythologies.

In a recent interview, Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger shared the inspiration behind the logo, confirming that without a little bit of divine intervention, we wouldn't have gotten the iconic symbol that we know and love today. (For more legendary design, check out our collection of the best logos of all time). 

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Natalie Fear
Staff Writer

Natalie is Creative Bloq's staff writer. With an eye for trending topics and a passion for internet culture, she brings you the latest in art and design news. A recent English Literature graduate, Natalie enjoys covering the lighter side of the news and brings a fresh and fun take to her articles. Outside of work (if she’s not glued to her phone), she loves all things music and enjoys singing sweet folky tunes.