"Ninja Star" Early Draft
James Hetfield designed the "Ninja Star" logo by linking four classic Metallica M's. The finished design was first used on the back cover of Load.
A very early brainstorming draft of the classic "Ninja Star" design, hand-drawn by James Hetfield. From the Metallica Collection
Faxed correspondence dated February 15, 1996, of the "Ninja Star" design and instructions for use in support of Load. From the Collection of James Hetfield