The Rolling Stones’ lips-and-tounge logo is easily one of the most iconic images in rock history, so it was only a matter of time before someone turned it into a urinal. WAIT! Someone turned the Rolling Stone’s logo into a urinal?
Yes, the bathroom fixtures were recently unveiled in a Stones tribute museum in Luechow, Germany, and while they are not the first of their kind – their designer, Meike van Schijndel, tried to install them in New York’s JFK airport in 2004 – they are inspiring outrage from feminist groups declaring them sexist. (Someone told them that the Stones’ iconic logo was modeled after Mick Jagger’s famous pout, right?)
But our enterprising pals over at MTV Hive were less interested in the controversy than they were in what logo designer John Pasche felt about his most famous image being co-opted for the design of some urinals. So they got on the horn with Pasche from his home in England to get his thoughts on the use of his design and as you’d expect he had plenty of fun things to say.
“It must be great just walking into the toilet and being faced with Mick Jagger’s mouth,” Pasche told Hive. “It’s quite outrageous!”
But that’s only the beginning!
Get the full scoop on what the man behind the design had to say about the origins of the famous logo and more on the urinals over at MTV Hive!