MLML logo featured in video highlighting the history of famous Japanese design “The Great Wave”

You probably recognize the iconic Japanese design “The Great Wave” from its countless recreations on posters, advertisements, emojis 🌊, and even our signature Moss Landing Marine Labs wave logo. But what is the story behind this image and how did it become so famous?

German newspaper Zeit Online recently produced a fascinating short film about the history of The Great Wave that includes the original MLML wave logo designed by Chuck Versaggi at 7:10 (also pictured right). Watch the video with English subtitles here.

Still want to learn more? Check out this blogpost by Lloyd Kitazano from our 50th Anniversary Blog to learn more about the story behind the MLML wave.