Museum Logos

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Benton County Historical Museum
Client: Benton County Historical Museum
Location: Philomath, OR USA

A design created in the early 1980's for a historical museum with a very recognizable cupola architectural detail. The logo somewhat mimics the shape of the historic Philomath College building.

Vista House
Client: Friends of Vista House, Oregon State Parks Trust
Location: Columbia River Gorge, OR USA

The logo identifies the Vista House, which was built in 1916-1918 as a memorial to Oregon pioneers and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The identity appears in the books Typeface: Classic Typography for Contemporary Design, Graphis Logo 6, 100's Visual Logos and Letterheads and Logos from North to South America (Spain).

Portland Children's Museum
Client: Portland Children's Museum
Location: Portland, OR USA

In 1982 I was commissioned to design and illustrate a coloring book for the Portland Children's Museum. One of the illustrations was of the former dormitory that was home to the museum from 1950 until 2001. The drawing of the building was used as a logo for the facility for quite a few years.

Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns
Client: Benicia Historical Museum
Location: Benicia, CA USA

The Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns had a split personality of multiple identifying images. The Civil War era U.S. Army base needed a logo representative of the time period and its history. The camel image from an antique etching of the museum was used in the design. The logo received an American Corporate Identity 22 award, and appears in The Big Book of Logos 5 and 100's Visual Logos and Letterheads.

Read more about the museum identity redesign effort in this entry.

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