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ADHDA Announces Winner of Logo Contest

Fri, Aug 19, 2011

The Astoria Downtown Historic District Association (ADHDA) is pleased to announce the winner of its recent logo contest. Jeff Miller, who holds an Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences in Commercial Graphic Design from the Art Institute of Seattle, designed the winning logo using highly stylized representations of some of Astoria’s most popular attractions including the trolley, riverfront, Astor Hotel, Liberty Theater and Flavel House Museum. Miller has worked and lived in the area for several years and was recently hired as Graphic Artist with Clatsop Community College’s Copy Center.

ADHDA put out a call for entries in early March and was pleased by the number of entries they received, as well as the diversity of styles and themes. Miller’s design was chosen because it successfully united many key elements of Astoria into one unique and easily recognizable logo. “We spent considerable time discussing elements that would be important for our new logo to include,” shared LJ Gunderson, chair of the ADHDA logo development subcommittee. “Jeff’s design elicited an overwhelming response from the committee and the board. We think it captures the character of downtown Astoria, which is not an easy thing to do when you consider all of the district’s features.”

Miller was awarded a $250 prize for his design. Other entrants will receive gift cards in appreciation of their submissions. The community can look forward to seeing the new logo included on future ADHDA related communications and promotions.

For questions, contact Downtown Coordinator Blaire Buergler at 503.791.7940 or blaire@astoriadowntown.com.


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