“By all accounts, lead guitarist Ace Frehley had a knack for art and designed it. According to one story, Frehley wrote the name over a poster for Wicked Lester — the band Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley left to form KISS — and came up with those S’s on the fly. What doesn’t get mentioned is that some of Wicked Lester’s artwork used a jagged lightning bolt in place of its own single S. What’s also unknown is Paul Stanley’s role in making the logo.”
Via Michael Surtees.
Rock and Roll Over, 1976, designed by Michael Doret
It was after seeing the KISS logo at the age of seven when Lord of the Logos, Christophe Szpajdel began his interest in design.