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"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​