Council chooses logo design winner for 75th anniversary

By: Victoria Mitchell | Royal Oak Review | Published March 25, 2015

 Resident Gregg Phelps receives a certificate of recognition from Clawson Mayor Penny Luebs March 17 for his winning entry in the 
Clawson 75th Anniversary Original Logo Design Contest.

Resident Gregg Phelps receives a certificate of recognition from Clawson Mayor Penny Luebs March 17 for his winning entry in the Clawson 75th Anniversary Original Logo Design Contest.

Photo by Victoria Mitchell

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CLAWSON — Resident Gregg Phelps will have his design work displayed throughout the city as an integral part of Clawson’s 75th anniversary celebration.

“It is surreal,” Phelps said. “It is exciting.”

Phelps was honored last week during the City Council meeting for his winning entry.

“This is one of the fun things we, as council, are able to do: to present the winner of the city of Clawson 75th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee logo (contest),” Mayor Penny Luebs said.

Phelps has an extensive background in graphic arts and wanted to enter the competition when he learned about it on Facebook.

“I love Clawson and I thought it sounded fun,” he said. “And I thought it would be a fun opportunity to see my design throughout random city promotions.”

City officials said that as a part of the ongoing celebration, the logo will be used to promote Diamond Jubilee activities throughout the year for production of clothing, banners, posters and additional marketing materials.

The contest was open to anyone ages 18 or older who lived or worked in the city.

“Council had a number of logos to vote upon and this is the winning entry we chose,” Luebs said.

The entries were narrowed to three and the winner was chosen by a vote of council March 3.

“I love the design with the clear printing and easy reading of the words to let you know simply what is happening,” Luebs said.

In addition to receiving the honor of having his design featured as part of the celebration, Phelps won a $100 gift card to Renshaw Lounge, which the business donated.

“It’s still exciting every time I see the logo ,” he said. “It hasn’t lost its charm yet.”

The 75th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee celebration will include a number of events throughout 2015. The celebration’s marketing will focus on Clawson milestones since its incorporation as a city in 1940.

The Clawson Historical Society has endorsed the production of the Clawson 75th anniversary booklet.

The booklet will be hand-delivered to every household, business and school in Clawson. It also will be available at Clawson’s library and historical museum.

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