Winning logo for Newport Rises announced

Winning logo for Newport group announced

Winning logo for Newport group announced

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A NEW group promoting Newport has unveiled its logo after 10,000 votes were cast to choose their branding.

Newport Rises, whose aim is to "help Newport rise to its full potential", launched a voting campaign last week for city residents to choose which design they liked best for the group's logo.

Following the ballot on newportevents.co.uk, the Newport 'Rising Sun' design featuring the Transporter Bridge was announced as the winner today at 5pm on the @newporters Twitter account.

The open group which saw around 20 members attend its second meeting at the end of February commissioned graphic designers Dirty Little Serifs and printers Sticky Ink Studios, both of Newport, to produce logo designs.

Following the brainstorming session, around 13 designs were narrowed down to the final two at the groups February meeting; ‘Rising Sun’ depicting the Newport skyline which won with 6460 votes and the ‘Phoenix, which received 4143 votes.

Jon Dawkins, 29, of Dirty Little Serifs said that the final logo will be used on the official Twitter account of Newport Rises and on merchandise such as Shop Local bags.

“We designed 13 logos in total during a brain storming session with Sticky Ink Studios Ltd and they were then narrowed down to the final two before the public vote,” he said.

“The concept of the phoenix logo was that Newport was rising like a phoenix from the flames and the concept of the 'Rising Sun' was the sun rising over Newport, which is why we chose orangey colours.”

Key member of the group Jerry Secker, 38, said that the purpose of the group is to amplify the positives of the city, its communities and people.

“Our aspiration is to shape the future of Newport by embracing a 'can do' attitude,” he said.

“Newport’s future is its peoples to shape.

“Working together we can help Newport rise.”

Newport Rises have also launched a campaign to promote all the events going on in Newport with the aim to get young people and families involved.

“We also need to find out about more community events going on then we can help promote these," he added.

“So if any readers would like some social publicity through us, we will do all we can to help.”

For more information follow @TheNewporters; @DirtySerifs; or visit dirtylittleserifs.com

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7:33pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Mervyn James says...

It's better than the 'Newport is open..' posters we saw which suggested exactly the opposite !
It's better than the 'Newport is open..' posters we saw which suggested exactly the opposite ! Mervyn James
  • Score: 11

11:19pm Wed 5 Mar 14

portman says...

Mervyn James wrote:
It's better than the 'Newport is open..' posters we saw which suggested exactly the opposite !
Agreed! That was total misinformation
[quote][p][bold]Mervyn James[/bold] wrote: It's better than the 'Newport is open..' posters we saw which suggested exactly the opposite ![/p][/quote]Agreed! That was total misinformation portman
  • Score: 6

7:34am Thu 6 Mar 14

ExNewport says...

Mervyn James wrote:
It's better than the 'Newport is open..' posters we saw which suggested exactly the opposite !
I disagree, every time I saw the 'Newport is open' posters I would think yes! Newport is open for chavs, scumbags and druggies! - an I would be correct!
[quote][p][bold]Mervyn James[/bold] wrote: It's better than the 'Newport is open..' posters we saw which suggested exactly the opposite ![/p][/quote]I disagree, every time I saw the 'Newport is open' posters I would think yes! Newport is open for chavs, scumbags and druggies! - an I would be correct! ExNewport
  • Score: -19

8:49am Thu 6 Mar 14

bubbles17 says...

It is a positive group, for Newport, instead of keyboard warriors posting negatively about Newport past. Personally I think its a great idea, well done, do they hold meetings where we can attend and help Newport attain the status it once had.
Lets look forward for once. Congratulations great logo as well.
It is a positive group, for Newport, instead of keyboard warriors posting negatively about Newport past. Personally I think its a great idea, well done, do they hold meetings where we can attend and help Newport attain the status it once had. Lets look forward for once. Congratulations great logo as well. bubbles17
  • Score: 8

11:32am Thu 6 Mar 14

theviking666 says...

good logo, now let see Newport rise, let see some action
good logo, now let see Newport rise, let see some action theviking666
  • Score: 0

11:42pm Thu 6 Mar 14

grumpyandopinionated says...

ExNewport wrote:
Mervyn James wrote:
It's better than the 'Newport is open..' posters we saw which suggested exactly the opposite !
I disagree, every time I saw the 'Newport is open' posters I would think yes! Newport is open for chavs, scumbags and druggies! - an I would be correct!
Idiot, glad your ex newport
[quote][p][bold]ExNewport[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mervyn James[/bold] wrote: It's better than the 'Newport is open..' posters we saw which suggested exactly the opposite ![/p][/quote]I disagree, every time I saw the 'Newport is open' posters I would think yes! Newport is open for chavs, scumbags and druggies! - an I would be correct![/p][/quote]Idiot, glad your ex newport grumpyandopinionated
  • Score: 0

11:49pm Thu 6 Mar 14

grumpyandopinionated says...

bubbles17 wrote:
It is a positive group, for Newport, instead of keyboard warriors posting negatively about Newport past. Personally I think its a great idea, well done, do they hold meetings where we can attend and help Newport attain the status it once had.
Lets look forward for once. Congratulations great logo as well.
Just a spin on a previous branding of something that happened in newport, swap the "es" for "ing". I actually like it more and more as it gives hope that newport once again could be the focal point of something. I only wish that John Frost could be about to lead it, I personally think that he'd start by **** slapping the current councilors into shape.

I just hope that the group contains open minded people that listen objectivly and make the right decisions, although I do fear that they will just end up chasing thier tails and the council will pay no attention to them, as this isn't the first sort of group set up to do a similar role
[quote][p][bold]bubbles17[/bold] wrote: It is a positive group, for Newport, instead of keyboard warriors posting negatively about Newport past. Personally I think its a great idea, well done, do they hold meetings where we can attend and help Newport attain the status it once had. Lets look forward for once. Congratulations great logo as well.[/p][/quote]Just a spin on a previous branding of something that happened in newport, swap the "es" for "ing". I actually like it more and more as it gives hope that newport once again could be the focal point of something. I only wish that John Frost could be about to lead it, I personally think that he'd start by **** slapping the current councilors into shape. I just hope that the group contains open minded people that listen objectivly and make the right decisions, although I do fear that they will just end up chasing thier tails and the council will pay no attention to them, as this isn't the first sort of group set up to do a similar role grumpyandopinionated
  • Score: 0

9:16am Fri 7 Mar 14

Mervyn James says...

My eyes tend to glaze over whenever I read 'committee' or 'steering group' too. It's a pity it has gone to social media they aren't the type of audience to bring progress to things with. I find -re-brands a bit of an attempt to paper over cracks really, new name doesn't mean new approaches as we know. One charity spent 240K with a new re-brand because their old 'image' wasn't recognized they said, with their services, when they did re-brand everyone wrote in asking why the old one went so clearly they were quite wrong. As images go I've seen worse, but the proof is in the action not the design.
My eyes tend to glaze over whenever I read 'committee' or 'steering group' too. It's a pity it has gone to social media they aren't the type of audience to bring progress to things with. I find -re-brands a bit of an attempt to paper over cracks really, new name doesn't mean new approaches as we know. One charity spent 240K with a new re-brand because their old 'image' wasn't recognized they said, with their services, when they did re-brand everyone wrote in asking why the old one went so clearly they were quite wrong. As images go I've seen worse, but the proof is in the action not the design. Mervyn James
  • Score: 1

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