Rolling Stones hire Shepard Fairey for 50th-anniversary logo

The street artist of choice for rock musicians, Shepard Fairey has lent his talent to the Rolling Stones, creating an updated logo for the band on the occasion of their 50th anniversary. The Rolling Stones formed in 1962, led by Mick Jagger, with Keith Richards on guitar.

Fairey’s updated design features the Stones’ signature tongue-and-lips logo, which was created by designer John Pasche and was used for the band’s 1971 album “Sticky Fingers.”

The Rolling Stones revealed the updated logo on the band’s website earlier this week. Their first concert took place July 12, 1962. A 50th-anniversary concert tour is expected to kick off next year.


Fairey has collaborated with a number of rock musicians. Earlier this year, he teamed up with Neil Young to create art for Young’s album “Americana.” Fairey has also worked with the Smashing Pumpkins, the Black Eyed Peas and Death Cab for Cutie.


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