Designer: Anthony Kiedis
Year created: 1984

The Red Hot Chili Peppers may have been founded in the mid-'80s, but they still have one of the strongest cult followings of today's generation. Maybe it's because the bands formation actually took place when they were still in high school, as the four founding members all attended L.A.'s Fairfax High School. And it was during the groups prep-time for their self-titled debut where they came up with their classic logo.

Frontman Anthony Kiedis has been credited as the artist behind the asterisk-style logo. On many different occasions, the symbol has been often associated with the "Star of Affinity," which refers to chaos. Some fans of the Los Angeles band have also posed the idea of the design symbolizing an "angel's asshole." However, Kiedis stated in his book Scar Tissue that the logo was something he just came up with when the label asked for a logo to use in promotion of their first album. The eight-pronged asterisk stands as a focal point, which is completely surrounded by the bands lengthy name which appears clockwise and without spaces.