But the history behind the Nirvana logo still emblazoned on the front of millions of shirts is still unclear. In it's official version it includes the band. Nirvana's logo with the Smiley Face. Nirvana was an American Grunge Rock band that was formed by singer-songwriter/guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist. Nirwana oder Nirvana (Sanskrit, n., निर्वाण, nirvāṇa ; nis, nir = aus, vā = wehen) bzw. Nibbana (Pali, nibbāna), ist ein buddhistischer Schlüsselbegriff, der.