Yeah, we know: In the grand scheme of things heres looking at you, D.C. politicians we dont need anything else to get worked up about.
And yet scads of Kansas Citians have been grousing about the citys new logo, unveiled last week. Some say it just borrows liberally from sports team logos.
(Still, plenty of people apparently dig the new KC logo. After an early trouncing in an unscientific KansasCity.com poll, the Love it!s overcame the Hate it!s by a 3 to 2 margin among more than 5,000 votes.)
Think you could do better?
City Hall probably wont care for this, but just for fun we figured it couldnt hurt to see what other ideas are out there. Thus: FYIs Build a Better KC Logo contest. Details and rules:
• Design a logo that represents the city of Kansas City, Mo. Remember, your design should be simple. It could include the letters KC, but it certainly doesnt have to. (The previous version was a stylized fountain.)
• Tell us your name, city and phone number. Also, explain in a sentence or two how your logo symbolizes the city.
• Ad agencies, design firms and related businesses are welcome to enter, too. Please indicate your business affiliation with your entry.
• Two ways to enter:
Email your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put KC Logo in the subject line, and attach a clear, readable scan or photo of your logo.
Or mail your entry to FYI KC Logo Contest, The Kansas City Star, 1729 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64108.
• Deadline for entries is 11:59 p.m. Oct. 28 for email entries. Mail entries must be postmarked by Oct. 28.
Well pick the best of the bunch and publish them here and in The Stars FYI section in early November. Go KC!
| Tim Engle, email@example.com