When I interview Mick and Keith, I'm going to ask Mick, let's see if he remembers.
It's amusing to read that you are once again turning history upside down. Maybe not intensionally, but still upside down.
Mick came up with the idea of a logo for a future Rolling Stones Records company (at that time that title wasn't settled yet. Based on the Beatles' experience with their apple logo, there was a very short lived "pear" in the picture, but fortunately it turned out differently. Pasche was asked by the Stones management to create, apart from a poster, a logo for the band ( the official dates from April 1970). Mick visited the art school where Pasche was at the time and liked his work. He invited Pasche and showed him a Kali image late summer 1970. At a meeting in the Netherlands in October 1970 Chess came up with the idea to have a logo that wouldn't need any addition naming (inspired by the famous shell logo from the oilcompany with the same name) when he passed a Shell gasoline station on his way to Amsterdam. One plus one makes two and Pasche created a bunch of "tongue and lips" images, first sent home by Mick with "you can do better than that". After that (!) Chess came with one of the Pasche images and a simple version was faxed to Braun. This was all in 1970. Only in 1971 there was any communication with Ernie at Braun's company and Chess was present (as Ernie has correctly confirmed (!!!)). There Ernie was asked to add a tongue to his once created mouth only image. It resulted in the end into the eyeless version, that Braun used (via a business deal with Musidor BV in Amsterdam) that version during three years to create merchandise. Some Stones members are for instance immortalised with a T-Shirt with that (Stones owned) image.
Happy, corona free New Year!