Gary Talpas

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Gary Talpas on tour

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.

Gary also appeared briefly in the the live NIN performance lineup. According to Trent Reznor, they "needed an extra body" on stage. Even though Gary didn't know how to play the keyboard, they had him mime playing it during the "Pretty Hate Machine" Promotional Tour performances.

Body of work

Nine Inch Nails

It is assumed that Talpas also did the art direction for Closer To God, though he is uncredited on the packaging.