This logo for the Vancouver rock band The Starboys is the Grease logo by way of a 90s Northwest gig poster. Better still, it is inspired by a real car.


The Starboys car, a flat black ’77 Nova with the band’s name stenciled on both sides, was a regular sight in Burnaby and East Vancouver in the early 1990s. The band who owned the car played a metal-punk-glam hybrid, confusing everyone in a world before Andrew W. K. and Turbonegro existed.


Last month, lead singer Mark revealed that The Starboys are getting back together to play a show at Vancouver’s Rickshaw in February. Knowing I had a spot for the band (and even more so for the car), he reached out for a logo. I like this one, in both its B&W handbill and colour poster versions. If someone sees a poster hanging of a pole, snap a picture for me please!