The Queen Logo/Crest
The Classic Queen Logo/Crest
The Queen logo, also known as the Queen crest, was designed by Freddie Mercury (who earned a degree in Illustration and Graphic Design) shortly before the release of their first album. The logo features the zodiac signs of all four members: two lions for Leo (Taylor and Deacon), a crab for Cancer (May), and two fairies for Virgo (Mercury). The lions are embracing a stylish letter Q (which obviously represents the name Queen), the crab is resting on top of the Q with flames rising above it, and the fairies are sheltering below a lion. There is also a crown in the Q and the whole logo is over-shadowed by an enormous phoenix, the bird of classical Greek mythology, who rose from the ashes symbolizing immortality, resurrection and life after death. It is supposed to resemble the Royal Coat of Arms of the U.K. There are some different versions of the Queen crest, like the ones seen on the A Night at the Opera and A Day at the Races albums.