Death Magnetic Logo
Metallica took great care crafting the art for 2008's Death Magnetic. The band worked closely with design firm Turner Duckworth to create imagery that supported the album's theme of death's power to repel and attract. Designer David Turner explained, "In one sense the design is very simple and literal. There's a coffin for death and a magnetic field, but at the same time, it's open to all sorts of interpretations. For instance, James saw the coffin shape as more of a door."
Transparencies featuring Death Magnetic logo art by design team Turner Duckworth. The logo's D and C represent the magnetic push and pull toward death. From the Metallica Collection
Video footage of a meeting between Metallica and designer David Turner, 2008. From the Metallica Collection