New TCD LogoNovember 01, 2015
TCD has a new logo! As always with TCD, it’s a story of people offering their time and talents and cooperating to achieve our goals.
The board has been looking at ways to spruce up the look of our website, fliers, ads and so on. Becca Mueffelmann had been looking for ways to get involved, so the board enlisted her and Joel Feiner to lead the quest for a new logo. Board members Susan Duke, Dave Kennickell and Jim Tynen worked with them.
Joel and Becca set up a contest that drew a number of top-notch entries, making the decision a difficult one. After a thorough review, the board selected an entry by Casey Caison of Charlotte. His design pays tribute to TCD traditions while presenting a fresh, lively image that conveys the energy of contra dancing to all. For his efforts, he was awarded $100 and tickets for six dances.
“I am originally from Wilmington and have lived in Charlotte for about five years,” Casey said. “I started contra dancing while in college at UNC-Wilmington with the Cape Fear Contra Dancers. When I moved to Charlotte, I wanted to make new friends and started contra dancing at Chantilly Hall with the Charlotte Dance Gypsies. That was five years ago, and I have been a regular ever since.
“I am a freelance graphic designer and artist and when I saw that the Triangle Country Dancers were looking for a new logo, I was excited by the opportunity to combine two things I love: contra dancing and graphic design! For the logo, I wanted to create something that would have a contemporary look, but also have a rustic feel that incorporates contra dancing's traditional roots. I wanted the logo to look great on a website, but also on T-shirts, flyers and other materials. As soon as I heard about the logo design contest, I already had an idea in my mind of how the logo should look.
“I chose to use a fiddle and dance shoes in the design to convey to those unfamiliar with contra a sense of the style of music. I tried to create a logo that appealed to everyone and captured the feel of what contra dancing is all about.”
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