BSA 100th Anniversary logo contest winner

February 29, 2008 Glenn Chase Patch news

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Congratulations to Philip Goolkasian, 17 year old Eagle Scout of Sequoia Council in Fresno CA who is the winner of the national logo contest for the upcoming 100th anniversary of the BSA! Philip’s design was chosen from over 4,000 entries from US Scouts around the world, and he got to finalize his design by working with renowned designer Kit Hinrichs at his Pentagram Design studio in San Francisco. According to this newspaper article Kit is a cloth collector himself, though it’s not patches he pursues. Rather, it’s American flags, and he’s authored a book on the subject as well. He reportedly has over 3,000 stars and stripes artifacts in his collection.

Personally I think the design of the new logo is awesome, and am happy that it was created by a 17 year old Eagle Scout (with some help from another, slightly older Eagle Scout) instead of selected from a bunch of marketing samples provided by various ad agencies.

And although I can’t see the computer in the pictures on this page, the keyboard, mouse, and display all appear to be Apple products, so I’d venture a guess that the 100th Anniversary of the BSA logo was “made on a Mac.”


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