John Pasche

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John Pasche (born 24 April 1945)[1] is a British art designer, best known for designing the Rolling Stones' logo.[2][3][4][5] Pasche completed his B.A. in graphic design from the Brighton College of Art between 1963 and 1967. He completed his M.A. at the Royal College of Art[2] in London from 1967 to 1970.[1]

The Rolling Stones[edit]

The Rolling Stones head office contacted the Royal College of Art in 1970 looking to commission a poster for The Rolling Stones European Tour 1970; the college recommended Pasche.[2] Pasche designed the "Tongue and Lip Design" logo in 1970, which was revised by Braun while he was designing the album package and was originally reproduced on the U.S. inner sleeve and cover of Sticky Fingers album released in April, 1971.[2] In August 2008, the design was voted the greatest band logo of all time in an online poll conducted by Gigwise.[6]


  1. ^ a b Pasche, John. "John Pasche CV" (PDF). Retrieved 2006-07-02.
  2. ^ a b c d Bekhrad, Joobin (2020-04-13). "How the 'Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World' Got Its Logo". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
  3. ^ For The Record (Billboard Magazine). Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 1995-04-08.
  4. ^ "Wealth and taste: V&A buys original Rolling Stones logo". the Guardian. 2008-09-01. Retrieved 2020-04-25.
  5. ^ "Rolling Stones Lips and Tongue". Theatre and Performance Collection. Victoria and Albert Museum. Archived from the original on 2008-10-01. Retrieved 2008-09-11.
  6. ^ "The 50 Greatest Band Logos Of All Time!". Retrieved 16 September 2018.

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