Anatomy of the House of Marley Lion Crest

The lion has long been a symbol of pride and power, especially in the Rastafarian community, so naturally the king of the jungle takes center stage in the House of Marley lion crest. We use the Marley lion crest to identify distributors and retailers of the House of Marley on-ear headphones, in-ear headphones and over-ear headphones, but it also symbolizes that a product is high quality, made with earth friendly materials, and follows the tenets of Bob Marley.

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The design elements in the House of Marley lion crest are rooted in Rastafarianism. Based on the Lion of Judah, which represents the key figure in Rastafarian, Emperor Haile Selassie I, the Marley lion crest features two mighty lions flanked by a ribbon that reads, “Marett Tsehai Dam.” This Amharic phrase translates to, “Land, Sun, Blood” – the basis of the well-known Rasta colors of green, yellow and red.

The House of Marley lion crest also features the Ethiopian Coptic Cross at its center, overlaying the a pattern of green, yellow and red, and topped off by a regal crown. These elements reinforce the importance and majesty of the Marley name, guaranteeing a quality House of Marley product.

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At the House of Marley, we use the virtues of Bob Marley as a touchstone for all that we do with our brand. The Marley lion crest is a visual expression of this, just as our on-ear headphones, in-ear headphones, and over-ear headphones demonstrate it through sweet, sweet music.

Anatomy of the House of Marley Logo

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Sure, the House of Marley is all about super comfortable on-ear headphones and top quality mp3 docking stations. But more than that, we’re about unity, charity, sustainability and authenticity. The foundation of our brand is principle, just as much as it is premium products. That’s why we wanted the House of Marley logo to have its own depth: to reflect the finer points of Marley, in a simple, but meaningful way. See what we mean as we dissect the exact elements that went into the House of Marley logo.

The Marley M
This is self-explanatory, right?
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The Infinity Loop
The Marley M is extended to mirror the never-ending infinity loop.
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The Ethiopian Coptic Cross
The folded shape, pronounced curves, and strong use of negative space was directly inspired by this important symbol for Rastafarians.
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The House of Marley logo was designed to flow symmetrically, balancing positive and negative space. Minimalist but not insignificant, the House of Marley logo echoes an important aspect of our products: nothing is present that doesn’t need to be. The reason our gear is so durable and comfortable – on-ear headphones, over-ear headphones, and in-ear headphones alike – is because each model is crafted to do exactly what it needs to do to maximize your listening experience.

What does the House of Marley logo mean to you? Let us know in the comments below.

True Colors: the Bob Marley Colors of Green, Yellow and Red

Bob Marley practiced what he preached. Not quite the choir preacher you see at church, but WOW, did he create a movement with his voice. Bottom line? At the House of Marley, we are heavily influenced by those same vibes. It makes our knees wiggle. But how do we stay focused? What reminds us of Bob’s values? The Bob Marley colors of green, yellow and red. They are a symbol of the Rastafarian movement and most importantly, “One Love.”

Marley’s album covers (like Live!, Uprising, and Kaya) all had a hint of the iconic green, yellow and red. It’s like a rainbow of passion. We see it when we surf, when we board, when we think, and when we breathe. But what does the green, yellow and red mean? Here, let us give you the lowdown on the Bob Marley colors’ meaning:

The Color Green
Earth, gravel, sand… green represents the homeland of Rastafarians: Ethiopia. The green is more than just a symbol, though. It is a call to action and a reminder that the Earth needs nurturing and protecting. We agree. The House of Marley takes this to heart by making eco-conscious products with recycled and FSC-certified materials. You know what FSC means? As Bob once said, “All you got to do is give a little, take a little.” For every tree we use for the wood in our products, we plant one back.

The Color Yellow
Next up is the color yellow. Yellow represents the sun, light, and warmth. The light of Rastafari similarly shines on all of us, providing a source of one love, one light for everyone to share. The sun lets us live. It lets us surf, skate, jump, run, and be FREE. The sun gives us life.

The Color Red
Red is the final color. It symbolizes the blood of those in Africa and Jamaica. Red is a cry for equality and fairness that stems from oppression and struggle.

At the House of Marley we have chosen to embrace these colors because they give us strength. Strength to accomplish our goals and reach our dreams. For us, the colors are a reminder of the land, the love, and the community we cherish and actively strive to improve.

One love.

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