Right now, BTS is easily the most celebrated pop boy band. They are a South-Korean group that formed in 2013, and a lot of their compositions appeal to the younger audience. The main subjects of their songs are love, school, soul and emotional well-being. Much of the modern pop industry is influenced by these guys.
Meaning and History
The usual aesthetic BTS as a brand are going for is armor. Even the name translates into ‘Bulletproof boy-scouts’, which is supposed to signify disregard for scornful criticism, hate, violence and other nasty stuff BTS are shielded against and try to shield people from. At least, that’s the general idea.
2013 – 2017
The very first logo they had depicted a black bulletproof vest with white details, such as pockets, a tear grenade, buttons and zips. Sometimes the design was reversed, and the main color was white with some black lining. The central element was always a bit writing ‘BTS’ over the chest.
This coincides very well with the band’s name and aesthetic. It was used until the brand changed the general logo in 2017.
2017 – today
In 2017, this became the main logo. It features two vertical black trapezoids and a ‘BTS’ acronym below it, generally. Sometimes, they just put ‘B’ and ‘S’ on both sides, because the empty space in-between the trapezoids conveniently reminds one of the ‘T’ letter.
Although this one is used most of the time to signify BTS as a brand, the previous version is still used once in a blue moon.
Emblem and Symbol
Actually, the reason why they chose the trapezoid formation for their latest logo was because it fit the logo used by the fanbase (nicknamed ‘army’). It has the similar design, although the trapezoids are turned around. As a result, you can put the band logo on top of the fanbase logo, and you’ll get a tall medieval shield.