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Marblehead Festival of Arts announces 2013 logo contest winner

Posted by Christina Jedra  January 24, 2013 10:00 AM

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The following was submitted by the Marblehead Festival of Arts: 

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The Marblehead Festival of Arts is proud to announce that Alicia Hart [pictured left] of Marblehead is the winner of the 2013 Logo Contest. Hart’s design bested the 42 entries, being named one of three finalists by a panel of three judges and then earning the most votes of the more than 1300 cast by the public in 16 locations in and around Marblehead. 

Hart’s shell design depicts the New England Neptune (Neptuna lyrata decemcostata), which is the state shell of Massachusetts. The style of the logo was inspired by French artist Henri Matisse’s Polynesia Sea mural of ocean plant life.

In addition to appearing in print and electronic media, Hart’s logo will be emblazoned on a variety of wearable and souvenir items, ranging from shirts and hats to wine glasses and other collectibles. All will be on sale at the Festival’s Logo Store during the Festival and at other venues around town in late June.

Hart is a graphic designer based in Marblehead where she operates her own firm, Alicia Hart Designs. Her talents range from corporate print and identity brand designs. In her broad career, clients have included Thermo Fisher Scientific Instruments, Perkin Elmer and OneBeacon Insurance. Her pro bono involvement is with Historic Salem, Inc.

Hart earned degrees at Massachusetts College of Art, California College of Art and Design and the London College of Communications.

A long-time North Shore resident, Hart said, “I am proud to have won this competition and am delighted to help promote the Arts Festival for 2013. It’s a terrific event for visitors and residents alike!"

This summer’s 48th Annual Arts Festival will be held from July 4 through 7 at locations all over Marblehead. Four days of engaging activities are designed to provide a fun and enriching experience for visitors of all ages, coming from town, the region, the country and the world. Details will be posted on the Festival website www.MarbleheadFestival.org.

The Logo Premiere was held at the Landing in Marblehead, with host Robert Simonelli. Guests were grateful for his warm reception and generosity.

Photo: June Rhodes

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