The story behind the Rockstar Games logo has been revealed. Just the sight of this yellow rounded square with the letter R and a star inside excites gamers. Rockstar Games have sold over half a billion games since their inception. Along with the fact their games have been highly praised, this simple logo has become one of the most recognisable logos in the world.
Despite this image transcending culture, the story of how the logo came to be has been a mystery. It’s not surprising this is the case given how Rockstar have been a sort of secret society in all they do. However, in a new report coming from Time Extension, we finally have the behind the scenes unveiled.
According to Time Extension, they have spent a lot of time and effort trying to track down whom exactly was the creator of this iconic logo. Several people they spoke to during their extensive research each gave them different answers…
Who made the Rockstar Games logo?
Due to plenty of contacts not returning their messages, Time Extension say they were ready to end the search. Thankfully there is a happy ending. Karen Scott, a former designer at Rockstar, made contact. It was explained she and the late Jeremy Blake came up with the logo.
How did the logo come to be?
Sam Houser, co-founder of Rockstar Games, was introduced to Karen Scott by Jeremy Blake. Houser offered Scott a job at the new, unnamed, company that would go on to take over the world. It was so early, Karen claims she did not even have a desk to work on at one point!
The Rockstar name came first followed by the logo which the two designers were assigned to come up with. The general idea was to design something that would work well as a sticker plastered across New York City.
The designer goes onto say that this sticker needed to be a hard to peel off sticker and that influenced the shape. She states the logo is “is very much Jeremy to me. In terms of the execution and the medium, that would have more been me, in terms of ‘Let’s make it work in all these different cases: if it’s small, if it’s big’. But in terms of the simplicity and the design, I can’t say it’s my aesthetic. It definitely feels very much like Jeremy when I look at it.”
We’d highly recommend checking out the full article by Time Extension as their work here is superb. It goes onto share even more stories about the early days of Rockstar Games back when they were a scrappy new studio. Any peeking past the curtain of Rockstar Games is always an interesting story.
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