Voice Podcast 09: Vancouver’s logogate
The Voice podcast team speaks with local designers, politicians and students about the city scandal that won't go away
By Kristyn Anthony & Emelie Peacock
It’s been two weeks since the City of Vancouver unveiled their new logo. Or, as some critics are calling it, a font change.
Mayor Gregor Robertson said the project was necessary to accommodate digital applications, something the lotus flower adorned logo wasn’t able to do. Vision Vancouver spent $8,000 on a new design and almost immediately, the blowback came from all corners. Vancouverites, city councillors, graphic designers, the media and pretty much anyone with a Twitter account threw in their two cents.
On Feb. 28, the mayor halted the rollout and said the city would return to the drawing board. This time around, Vision promises to hold public consultations, something they omitted the first time.
Click the link below for The Voice’s coverage on what we’ve dubbed #Logogate.
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