Wednesday Inspiration: Heavy Metal Typography

For those of a certain age, the following list of names might sound like the ideal party soundtrack, for others it might sound like a bunch of funny names that overdid it in the graphic art department. Everybody’s got a story about at least one of these names, and some might even smile nostalgically, but let’s not drift too far away.

The truth is that we just cleaned our top drawers, and discovered some faded high school T-shirts. The first thing we noticed? The strong lettering. Those types made it through years of extreme washing and… wearing. So, in memory of some good old days, we’ve put together this list of heavy metal bands. Bang your head, put on the old T-shirt, but don’t forget to take a look at the typography:

Pantera

20

Anthrax

15

Black Sabbath

14

Metallica

16

Megadeth

17

Kiss

11

Motorhead

18

Manowar

9

Judas Priest

8

Iron Maiden

7

Aerosmith

6

AC/DC

5a

Def Leppard

2a

Alice Cooper

1a

Slayer

19