Freddie was also a fashion designer!
Thanks to a degree in art and graphic design from Ealing Art College, Mercury was able to just more than being the face of the band—he also helped to brand them. Freddie’s outlandish costumes were all apart of the Queen performance. If you take a look at any of the music videos by Queen, you will see how excentric these costumes were…
He designed the Emblem for Queen
The crest he designed for the band is made of the zodiac signs of the whole band—two Leo lions for John Deacon and Roger Taylor, a Cancer crab for Brian May, and two fairies to represent Freddie’s Virgo sign. The “Q” and the crown represent the band name, of course, and a phoenix protects the whole thing.