CROWNPOINT - The Lake Champlain Bridge Community, the grassroots organization entrusted to create, plan and lead the public festivities that will celebrate the replacement and re-opening of the Lake Champlain Bridge, has unveiled the logo design that will be used to promote the event.
The Lake Champlain Bridge Community solicited Vermont and New York-based professional and student graphic artists to submit prospective designs, pro bono.
The selected design was created by Linus Biederman, a junior in the Design & Illustration Program at the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center in Middlebury, Vt.
The logo will be used on the community's website, letterhead, marketing collateral, event materials and commemorative merchandise promoting the re-opening festivities for the Lake Champlain Bridge.
"We couldn't be happier with the design chosen," said Lorraine Franklin, co-chair of the LCB Community and co-owner of West Addison General Store. "Linus captured the essence of what the community is all about-the new bridge and its importance in the reunification of the regional communities of Crown Point and Addison, as well as bordering towns on both sides of Lake Champlain,"
A new website design is under way and will be launched by the end of February 2011. The design work is being donated by Wolpin & Associates, based in Bristol, Vt.
"As an unfunded grassroots organization, we don't have the resources to hire the expertise we needed to give us a presence on the Web," said Sue Hoxie, communications chair of the Lake Champlain Bridge Community. "Joyce stepped forward and volunteered her services, which we greatly appreciate. Having a professionally-designed website to promote the celebration activities will help educate and attract nearby residents as well as out-of-town visitors to this important regional event."
Members of the Lake Champlain Bridge Community include area residents, representatives from local business, historical sites, local governments and chambers of commerce. The community can be found on the web at www.champlainbridgecommunity.org