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NEW FANFARE LOGO – A design by Jessica Clement,
a junior graphic design major from Destrehan, third from left, has been
chosen as the new logo for Fanfare, Southeastern Louisiana University’s
annual arts festival. Congratulating Clement are, from left, Donna Gay
Anderson, director of the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts/Fanfare;
Gary Keown, associate professor of visual arts; President Randy Moffett;
Tammy Bourg, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; and John Crain,
provost and vice president for academic affairs.
SOUTHEASTERN STUDENT CREATES
NEW FANFARE LOGO
HAMMOND – In honor of its
20th anniversary, Fanfare, Southeastern Louisiana University’s annual festival
of the arts, is unveiling a new logo.
Southeastern graphic design
student Jessica Clement of Destrehan designed the festival’s new trademark,
which will debut in conjunction with Fanfare 2005 in October.
Clement’s design was one
of 14 submitted by students of Southeastern graphic design professor Gary
Keown. Donna Gay Anderson, director of Fanfare and the Columbia Theatre
for the Performing Arts, invited Keown’s students to take on the logo design
“A new logo seemed an appropriate
way to mark Fanfare’s 20th anniversary landmark,” Anderson said. “The students’
hard work was greatly appreciated.”
“We gave them some
very specific guidelines,” Anderson said. “We wanted a logo that would
be timeless and versatile. Since its inception in 1986, one of the wonderfully
unique characteristics of Fanfare has been the variety of its programming.
So, it was crucial that this logo speak to all areas of the arts.”
Anderson said four finalists
were selected by Southeastern graphic designers Terry Bahm and Melanie
Vaughan and artist Mary Hollister, director of special development activities
for the Southeastern Development Foundation. The designs were then submitted
to the Columbia/Fanfare Advisory Executive Committee, which chose Clement’s
The arched shape and type
treatment of Clement’s logo echo Fanfare’s original trademark, but Clement
replaced the old logo’s “clapping hands” with Art Deco elements that reflect
the architecture of the Columbia Theatre, Fanfare’s principal venue.
“I’m so honored,” Clement
said, a junior graphic design major. “This will give me such a boost on
my resume.” Clement received a $300 honorarium for her winning design.
Other finalists were Rebekah
Strasen of Lutcher, Kayla Denova of Port Allen, and Nicole Godrey of New
President Randy Moffett
said the Southeastern administration was very pleased about tapping student
talent for the new logo. “This was a great learning experience for you,”
he told the graphic design students, who gathered at the Columbia for a
reception to announce the winning logo. “In the real world, you will always
be in competition, and that is good since competition brings out the best.”
Praising the overall quality
of the designs, he added, “I’m just glad I didn’t have to make the choice.”
The Fanfare logo competition
was not the first time Keown’s students have been challenged to create
designs. He said classes have also developed presidential holiday cards,
a poster for a local fireworks company, and logos for the College of Arts
and Sciences, KSLU, and the Recreational Sports and Wellness Department.