The City of Homer has a fresh new logo, featuring a ship’s wheel, Kachemak Bay and the Homer Spit.
Katie Koester is Economic Development Coordinator for the city. She told members of the Homer City Council Monday that the idea for a new city logo came from city employees.
"Basically, it came to the attention of (staff) that we don't really have a coherent look," said Koester.
It was a group of city employees – including Koester, Deputy City Clerk Melissa Jacobsen, Administrative Supervisor Rachel Tussey and Information Technology Manager Nick Poolos – that designed the new logo.
Koester says their goal was to take a handful of old logo designs that had accumulated over the years and cull them into one logo that could be used for all city departments.
The new logo looks similar to the already existing city seal. It features a black ship’s wheel with the words “City of Homer, Alaska” inside it in white lettering, along with the city’s date of incorporation, March 31st, 1964, at the bottom. Inside the wheel is a colorful scene of Kachemak Bay. Against a blue backdrop of the Kenai Mountains, the Homer Spit is represented in yellow, with three green spruce trees in the foreground.
The logo was produced as a high-quality – or vector – version, which can be used for just about anything – from decals on city vehicles to the digital use on the city website.
Also new is a graphic use standards manual, which lays out the standardized uses of the logo. The city council approved both the logo and the manual at its Monday meeting.
Koester says most of the credit for the new logo goes to Tussey, who has some experience with graphic design.