Original artwork of The Rolling Stones' famous "lips and tongue" symbol is now in the collection box of Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The hand-painted black and white work has been bought by the museum at an auction in the United States for $92,500.
Half of the cash is reportedly going to a charity organization named the Art Fund. Meanwhile, the rest will be used by John Pasche, who was paid only 50 pounds for creating the logo, to finance his little boy's education. "I have an 11-year-old son and this money is going to go towards his education," John says.
In 1970, the Rolling Stones were frustrated by bland designs which were provided by their label, Decca Records. They began looking for a design student to help creating a new logo and chose John for the job. The logo is designed with a combination of Mick Jagger's famous lips and the band's rebellious edge. It first appeared on the band 1971 album "Sticky Fingers", and has been featured alongside the band's material ever since.
Additionally, Rolling Stones' live concert movie entitled "Shine a Light" is due to come out on November 10. The Martin-Scorsese-directed film will include an exclusive DVD, which carries the band's four new songs. The release will also include a second disc, which is a digital copy of the film, so fans can transfer a copy onto their iPod or laptop.