The Tongue of the Rolling Stones returns to London
We all know the Rolling Stones' Tongue (the logo, I'm meaning), it is for sure one of the most known and emblematic rock 'n' roll images all around the world, if not the most; it's been reproduced and copied in t-shirts, badges, bags, wallets, keychains, posters, tattoos, etc. It's been a part of the music for more than 30 years.
Now it's back to London as the new acquisition of the Victoria and Albert Museum (London).
The original artwork of The Rolling Stones' famous 'tongue and lips' logo has been bought by London's Victoria and Albert Museum.
Sold at auction in the US last week for $92,500 (£47,000), the artwork was bought by the museum with the aid of independent art charity The Art Fund, who stumped up half the cash.
The icon was designed by John Pasche in 1970, who was paid £50 ($90) and a further £200 ($360) time later.
Pasche was studying at London's Royal College of Art when Stones frontman Mick Jagger, disappointed by the bland designs put forward by record label Decca, began looking for a design student to help create a logo
The famous lips appeared on Rolling Stones' album 'Sticky Fingers' (1971), turning into the representation of the band ever since.