The Plot Against America

Done in: 2019 / Customer: HBO / Task: Logo for Television Series produced by David Simon. Based on the Book by Philip Roth.

What the client needed

This 6-part miniseries is an American alternate history drama created and written by David Simon and Ed Burns, based on the 2004 novel of the same name by Philip Roth. It premiered on HBO on March 16, 2020. The show needed a logo with a sense of the dangerous nationalism of nazi Germany, but any use of the swastika was off limits.

My part of the project

We tried a few options and came down to two: one is a “wiped out” america, and the other incorporates barbed wire. Both use the eagle common in both US and German iconography. Both logos were used for different purposes during production and for advertising.