The Beatles Logo

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Surely there is not a single person who has not heard of The Beatles at least once. The Beatles are a phenomenal group without which modern music would be completely different. The band was formed in 1959 in Liverpool, UK. The name Beatles clearly suggests that the root of the word is “beat” or the beat of the music. Their work was appreciated not only by fans. In 1965, for the first time in the history of Great Britain, a pop group was awarded the Order of the British Empire for its contribution to the development of the country’s culture.

Meaning and History

The Beatles Logo history

The history of the band creation began in the UK in the 50s, during an era of the general boom of musical groups. The band was formed in 1960 in Liverpool on the initiative of the talented guy John Lennon. The Beatles’ forerunner was a school band called The Quarrymen, which appeared in 1957 and performed primitive rock and roll and skiffle.

What is the Beatles?

The Beatles is a British rock band that has made a huge contribution to the development and popularization of both rock music and rock culture in general. The guys gave a lot of concerts in England (in particular, in the Cavern and Casbah clubs) and performed for a long time in Hamburg (Germany).


The Beatles Logo 1960

The original logo of the Beatles, designed in 1960, was only active for a very short period of time. It was a futuristic three-leveled inscription in white and blue voluminous letters. Set diagonally, the lettering has some of the bars elongated and supported by four horizontal lines of different lengths, with two of them crossing the words, and the other two — underlining them.

1960 – 1962

The Beatles Logo 1960-1962

Another logo, used by the iconic music band at the beginning of the 1960s, was composed of the lowercase “The” and the “Beatles” in all capitals, set in an extra-bold serif typeface with massive rounded serifs on the ends of the heavy black bars of the characters.

1962 – 1970

The Beatles Logo

The well-recognized logo of the Beatles was created rather spontaneously. It was drawn right in the drum store by Ivor Arbiter, which cost the band £5. The logo is very simple and clean, which is probably why the band never changed it during its existence and it is still used on merchandise featuring the Beatles. The logo was simply the name of the band “The Beatles” with black lettering and white background. It featured letters that looked like capital letters with the article being smaller and centered right above the word Beatles. The word Beatles itself had the capital letter “B” and the letter “T” being slightly bigger than all the other letters, so the leg was going beyond the line. The font was original at the time as it was sketched right there and then specifically for this band.