Evanston aldermen are scheduled to vote Wednesday night on what logo to use for the city’s 150th anniversary celebration next year.

There are four design contenders — three prepared by a city staff committee headed by Alderman Mark Tendam, 6th Ward, plus the logo adopted by the Evanston 150 Committee for the events it’s organizing.

You’ll be seeing a lot of whatever logo is adopted — because the plan is to put it on city vehicle stickers for next year. And it may also show up on a variety of other signs around town.

The City Council’s Rules Committee on Wednesday is also scheduled to vote to include a $25,000 item in next year’s budget for grants to groups holding 150th anniversary celebration events.

What city logo looks best for 150th anniversary?

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Less self-congratulatory activities and more real budgeting

    I wish they would spend more time and the money wasted for the design and any celebration, on geting the city budget fixed, and fixing all the other problems that exist.

  2. Mis-aligned type?

    In the first two logos, the date range at the bottom is clearly off-center. Should it be so? I fail to see this how this asymmetry is aesthetically desirable. This makes the otherwise classical typesetting seem haphazard.

    The last one is the best, contemporary and interesting but minimal and to-the-point.

  3. Logo thoughts

    If this is to be used as a banner, the text on A, C and D are too small to read while driving. I do like the idea of using the logo, but B is graphic and a nice splash of color.

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