N.H. News Roundup: The public redesigns the UNH logo, Rand Paul 'a contender'
Charlotte Thibault logo
Current UNH logo
UNH commissioned logo designs
Corey J. Garland
LK Weiss UNH logo submission
I hope everyone had a great long weekend! Everyone should be refreshed and ready to go, so let's dive right in!
In a Roundup post last week, we took a look at the potential logos the University of New Hampshire were contemplating to replace its current one.
There was also signficant backlash from the student body over the logo switch.
Monitor contributor Grant Bosse, was NOT a fan of the three that were rolled out, and he was even more disappointed to hear that the university system went out of state to a firm that put a $100,000 price tag on the underwhelming logos.
Bosse took to Facebook and asked members of the public to submit their designs, sure there’d be something better to go with – for free.
So in Sunday’s Monitor, along with Bosse’s weekly column, we ran designs submitted by Bosse, the public and Monitor news artist Charlotte Thibault. (Click the link to see more submissions.)
Which one stands out to you? Did the public do a better job than the $100,000 proposals?
My personal favorite is Thibault’s version with “University of New Hampshire” wrapping the image.
In other news
∎ Some Granite Staters already see Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul as a contender in 2016.
∎ The Libertarian movement is getting more popular in New Hampshire.
∎ Cornerstone Action has invited Texas Sen. Ted Cruz to be its keynote speaker its annual fundraising dinner.
∎ Some Granite Staters got snow over the Memorial Day weekend.
∎ N.H. State Park license plates aren’t selling that well.
∎ The state is looking for more foster parents.
∎ The bridge connecting New Hampshire and Maine will open in July, but the celebration begins in nine days.
∎ A group of Pokémon card enthusiasts gather once a week to play against each other.
∎ New Hampshire teams took 17 of 20 top spots at the Destination Imagination Global Finals, the world’s largest creative thinking and problem solving competition.
∎ Maine-based Shaker Pond Ice Cream opened its first New Hampshire shop last week.
(Have ideas for the roundup? Reach web editor Kevin Deane at 369-3302 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter, @CM_KDeane.)