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Stones get more than lip service

September 03, 2008|From the Associated Press

Mick Jagger's pout is officially fit for a museum.

London's Victoria and Albert Museum announced Tuesday that it bought the original artwork for the Rolling Stones’ famous "lips" logo, inspired by the singer's mouth.

The museum said it bought the work at an auction in the United States for $92,500.

The lips-and-tongue logo was designed by London art student John Pasche in 1970 and first used on the band's "Sticky Fingers" album the next year.

The design "is one of the first examples of a group using branding, and it has become arguably the world's most famous rock logo," said Victoria Broakes, head of exhibitions for the museum's theater and performance collections.

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