Hamilton is an American sung-through opera which describes a story of an American statesman and politician Alexander Hamilton. It was written by one Lin-Manuel Miranda and was first set in the year 2015. It’s a history-inspired plot with a good portion of comedy.
The musical’s logo was made up by the designer David Korins. It has some correlations with the real historical narrative, but the characters and sets are obviously fictional. Not only that, but they often exaggerate the qualities that were present with the real historical figures, most notably – the mad king George III turned maniac in Hamilton.
The logotype of the musical depicts the Hamilton’s silhouette, which points at the sky. He stands on the star with four peaks. Over this star, we can read the white inscription ‘Hamilton, An American Musical’. The entirety of the star and the silhouette is depicted in black, but it’s also often switched according to the background.
An interesting feature of this logotype is that Hamilton’s silhouette points at the sky. According to the legend, old enemies Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton once met in the duel. Considering this duel as a morally wrong one, Hamilton shot in the sky instead of Burr.