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The Legacy of the NASA Worm Logo (Official NASA Broadcast)

November 3, 2023 • Posted by Design Bay Area

The iconic “worm” symbol debuted in 1975, and has since wriggled its way into pop culture and deep space.

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Watch as worm designer Richard Danne, a designer in Northern California, at the NASA Headquarters in Washington to discuss the emblem’s lasting legacy. Following opening remarks by Marc Etkind, associate administrator for NASA’s Office of Communications at NASA Headquarters, Danne and David Rager, creative art director at NASA, provides remarks followed by a panel discussion with Danne and others including:

Bert Ulrich, entertainment and branding liaison, NASA Headquarters

Michael Bierut, designer, Pentagram

Shelly Tan, design reporter, The Washington Post (moderator)

Julia Heiser, head of live event merchandise, Amazon Music

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More on the worm logo: The Worm Is Back

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Interested in learning more about Richard Danne? Check out his memoir Dust Bowl to Gotham on Google Books.