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.
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
More on the worm logo: The Worm Is Back
Interested in learning more about Richard Danne? Check out his memoir Dust Bowl to Gotham on Google Books.