I needed to design a logo for my Music is Free project so I did some research into existing logos from major record companies. Initially I wanted to design something that looked original, fun and anti-corporate to get across the ideas of Music is Free. After trying out a few ideas I came across an old Columbia records logo, see above. I decided to basically rip off this logo and redesign it to use for Music is Free. Music is Free is anti-corporate and about taking down the big music companies so I felt that using a stolen corporate logo would be ironic and also reinforce the ideas behind Music is Free. Below are the two final logos I am going to use on my posters.