BTS Logo

Tags: boy band | South Korean

The South Korean boy band BTS is mega-popular at home and beyond its borders. The group includes seven guys: RM, Chin, Suga, J-Hope, Park Jimin, V, and Jungkook. The leader of the Bangtan Boys is RM, the songwriter of many BTS songs. The band’s concerts are always sold out, fans line up for autographs, and its work is attracting more and more attention from music lovers around. To a large extent, BTS members draw strength and inspiration from the support of their fans. Their community is called ARMY. This is one of the largest, perhaps the most numerous fandom.

Meaning and History

BTS Logo History

How is BTS translated? BTS is short for “Bulletproof Boy Scouts”. The biography of this Korean group began in 2013. A decisive role in the history of the creation of the group was played by the record company Big Hit Entertainment and its founder Ban Si Hyuk. Initially, the project was conceived as a duet of RM (Rap Monster, real name Kim Nam Joon) and Iron (he never joined the group), but during the casting and auditions, it was decided to change the concept to a boy band with a large number of participants. Members were selected throughout 2011 and 2012. The line-up changed several times, but in 2012 it became the way fans know BTS today. In 2022, it became known that the musicians decided not to use the government’s deferment and join the army. However, they are looking forward to their reunion in 2025 and are confident that they will still delight fans with new hits.

What is BTS?
BTS (Bangtan Sonyeondan, also known as Bangtan Boys or Beyond The Scene) is a Korean K-pop group that is popular with young audiences around the world. According to some reports, there are approximately 90 million BTS fans in the world. The team consists of seven handsome guys whose culture and consciousness were shaped by the influence of social networks, with the help of which the boy band loudly declared itself in 2013.

2013 – 2016

BTS Logo 2013

Given that the band had “Bulletproof” as part of its name, it is not surprising that a bulletproof jacket served as the base for the logo. It was decorated by rays coming out from behind it and a bolt of lightning on either side. The band’s name looked like it was stenciled onto the jacked and featured bold, uppercase characters.


BTS Logo 2016

The band had a new logo for the “Wings” album released in the fall of 2016. It had the album name with a decorative element above. The latter consisted of four circles forming a square. The circles had dark, black-and-white patterns and uneven edges, which matched the black lettering underneath. It is assumed that each pattern represented the variety of music the band was playing.


BTS Logo 2017

The continuation of the “Wings” album called “You Never Walk Alone” was presented with a new logo. It was somewhat similar to the one designed a year earlier as the logo also featured four circles. They were white with a blue outline and slightly overlapped, creating a flower pattern. Some might even see a butterfly. They used the same font to write “Wings” and the new album name underneath as in the previous emblem. It was a sans-serif font with straight cuts that resembled Quantico or Solano Gothic MVB Bold font, only with smoother cuts. The whole logo was done in blue on a white background.

2017 – Today

BTS Logo

The new emblem features the band name printed in bold, geometric font with a statement symbol above it. The symbol reminded of opened window panes or a shield, which were done in black to match the lettering of the name. The emblem looked very modern and while an opened window could symbolize new opportunities and new dreams, the association with the shield gave a feeling of protection.

Font and Color

Font BTS Logo

They have always used a bold, geometric font to reflect their solid, bulletproof position. It was a perfect match for a band that declared such a daring name. It also used black as the main color, which is a powerful color that makes the logo look formal and at the same time mysterious. It also used blue for one of its albums, which is often associated with peace, trust, and security.