How a PlayStation game inspired a generation of graphic designers

Wipeout team logos designed by The Designers Republic
(Image credit: The Designers Republic)

Psygnosis's Wipeout series is known for its fast gameplay, 3D design and its thumping soundtrack featuring the likes of The Chemical Brothers and Orbital. But the futuristic hover racing games also had a less obvious influence: graphic design.

People continue to be impressed by the ingenious hidden meaning behind the Wipeout logo itself, one of the best gaming logos of all time. But over on Reddit, designers have been talking about how they were inspired to choose their careers not only by the main logo but by the in-game logos of the individual racing teams.

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.