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Like so many musicians and writers, the worm took on a postmortem glow. Even though the NASA “worm” logo is long retired, it is still longed by many people. This has been more evident lately as designers started sending approvals to use NASA “worm” logo last year. The requests for the use of logo kept pouring in until, recently, NASA approved for its use on the merchandise and amended their published merchandise regulations.
The regulations restricted everyone to use NASA’s official logo (“meatball”) on everything related to it. A New York based fashion agency was the first to be given permission for the use of the old logo on its spring/summer collection of 2017. However, some of the other products like t-shirts and handbags are already available in the market with the reused logo. And it is just the start as more and more requests are pouring in.
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After some initial approvals and due to a large number of requests, NASA realized that they must put some constraints on the use by introducing some regulations. According to new rules and regulations, the iconic logo can be used only in specified colors such as warm, red, gray, black and white. The logo cannot be altered in any way and it must not appear in any other logo or shape. Moreover, the “worm’ logo must be used within the context of an era where it existed. The imagery and the merchandise should depict the true essence of it.
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The interest of the people in the old logo is received well by the NASA, as it reaffirms the interest of people in space exploration. The fact that people are talking about it says a great deal about the keenness of the people in the company. The restriction of the use of “worm” as a retro logo will ensure that there is no intention of the company to use it in any official capacity.
If the meatball shows us what made NASA so exhilarating — rockets, planets and hypersonic stuff — the worm simply suggested it, and did so with such subtlety that it has become the designers ‘favorite’.