Margo Chase was an American graphic designer, responsible for the logo for Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel television shows.


Chase had a prolific career, bridging the graphic design field’s transition from the analog to the digital era. She originally gained attention designing logos for the music industry, such as Prince’s "Lovesexy", as well as his Paisley Park production company, and the iconic logo and packaging for Madonna’s 1989 "Like a Prayer". This opened the door for many other high-profile projects, most notably Cher’s "Love Hurts" and the poster campaign for 1992’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula film.

Chase’s work from this period of her career was quite distinct, taking inspiration from a wide variety of sources — calligraphy, illuminated manuscripts, and medieval architecture —, leading publications to refer to her as the “Queen of Goth". Wary of being aesthetically pigeonholed, she took on work for Califia Farms, CVS/pharmacy, Mattel, Nestle, Nike, PesiCo, and Proctor & Gamble. To that effect, Chase was a recipient of the 2009 AIGA Fellows Award for her many contributions to the field of design, and has been consistently recognized as a leader in graphic design.

Margo Chase passed away in a flying accident in July 2017.

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