Gary Talpas was the original art director for Nine Inch Nails. He designed the iconic NIN logo, as well as most of the sleeve artwork for NIN releases from 1989 to 1997. He was succeeded as NIN art director by Rob Sheridan.
Talpas also appeared briefly in an early live NIN performance lineup. According to Trent Reznor, they "needed an extra body" on stage. Even though he didn't know how to play the keyboard, they had him mime playing it.
Body of work
Nine Inch Nails
- Down In It
- Pretty Hate Machine
- Head Like A Hole
- March Of The Pigs: Art direction
- The Downward Spiral: Art direction
- Further Down The Spiral: Art direction
- Closure: Art direction
- The Perfect Drug
- NIN logo design
It is assumed that Talpas also did the art direction for Closer To God, though he is uncredited on the packaging.