The winning entry in the Revolution NJ logo contest was unveiled by General George Washington and Colonel Henry Knox following the Second Battle of Trenton reenactment in Trenton’s Mill Hill Park on December 28.
Graphic designer Alex Flannery’s entry was chosen through a statewide contest that drew 60 varied designs featuring the “Revolution NJ” brand of the state’s commemoration of 250 years of U.S. history. Professional and aspiring designers were invited to submit a brand image that could represent New Jersey’s Revolutionary past while reflecting the state’s future potential. (Contest rules are available here.) The winning design will appear on a variety of official New Jersey commemoration materials, including brochures, website and social media, giveaway items and more.
Flannery, a professional graphic designer located in Nutley, NJ, is a New Jersey enthusiast with an interest in history. He is a graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design. In his contest entry, he explained that his design is meant to highlight New Jersey’s historical importance as the Crossroads of the American Revolution in a simple, sophisticated way, and that the combination of serif and sans serif typography melds historical distinction with a sense of progress and modernity. Watch his Chasing News interview to learn more.
Visit our YouTube channel to watch the unveiling along with commentary from NJ Historical Commission Executive Director Sara Cureton, Crossroads of the American Revolution Executive Director Janice Selinger and graphic designer Alex Flannery.