The Rolling Stones have debuted an updated version of their famous lips and tongue logo, in honour of their 50th anniversary.
The original logo was designed in 1971 by John Pasche, a student the Royal College of Art in London. It made its debut on the sleeve for the band’s Sticky Fingers album.
The updated version was designed by Shepard Fairey, best known for his work in the 2008 American presidential election campaign, for which he designed the Barack Obama “Hope” poster.
Fairey also collaborated recently with Neil Young, create paintings to represent each of the 11 songs on Young’s Americana album.
Previously, Fairey had worked with Mick Jagger on the Stones’ singer’s SuperHeavy project.
“I’ve been a big fan of the Rolling Stones since my dad introduced me to ‘Satisfaction’,” Fairey told Rolling Stone. “Tattoo You is one of the earliest albums I bought with my own money… when Mick Jagger reached out to me about designing a logo to mark the Rolling Stones’ 50th anniversary I was quite overwhelmed… I was very humbled and honored to be asked to work on the 50th logo, so my objective was to service and showcase the Stones’ legacy rather than try to make my contribution dominant.”