Music Industry Promotion: Part 1 – What Font to Use For Your DJ Brand?

Although music knowledge and DJing skills are useful when you’re a working DJ, there are also more important things to consider. The use of an instantly recognisable cool font to help establish a DJ brand has become one of the central tenants of becoming a respected House or Techno artist, along with paying €80 for your  black t-shirts and developing a suite of signature dance moves. This week at Prinks, we’re reviewing some of the most successful fonts used by some of the biggest DJs and Artists around. Join us, as we travel around the Dance Music World in 80 (5 actually) fonts!

Itchwell

 

Baby-faced Dutch DJ, Producer and Pokemon Champion Itchwell has a great logo, it’s all modern and cool, and very grown up, makes him look like a proper big boy.

Burin Van Armand

Prinks favourite Burin Van Armand goes for an altogether more mature and restrained logo, reflecting his more sophisticated, subtle and nuanced take on brash, glitter-cannon festival EDM.

Laura Surer

Detroit Techno trailblazer Laura Surer’s logo has a kind of distressed, artisan feel to it, which communicates the sense of authenticity and genuine artistry which is so important in Techno circles. This logo says “I’m from Detroit, I grew up on 8-Mile Road, and my logo is distressed, signifying a raw, realness which I hope will appeal to a more monied demographic”.

DJ Believe

DJ Believe, the darling of the Extravagant-Hobo-Step scene in San Francisco has a superb logo, which features letters made of thin lines as well as medium lines. It’s bold, visionary, and progressive, unlike his music which despite the intriguing genre name, is essentially just more Christian Dub Step and as such, virtually unlistenable.

Stevie Baby

Always thinking outside the box, Stevie Baby‘s logo has an extra ‘E’ in the middle for the sheer hell of it and comes in bright red, which is his favourite colour.

 

So take some tips from the titans of typeface and remember the following:

  • Make sure it’s super wicked-cool
  • But not instantly readable
  • But definitely instantly recognisable
  • Without being too obvious
  • Super wicked-cool

In short, just submit those bullet points as a design brief and you’ll be golden. You’re welcome. Laterzzzz.