In late fall 1998, the Herbarium sponsored a campus-wide contest to design a logo for our newly renovated herbarium. Several entries were received. The winning design was submitted by Ken Graeve (SJU 2001), an artistically-inclined biology major.
Ken's original design featured a cross dividing a cross-section of a tree. In each corner was an image representing four major habitats on campus including prairie, conifers, deciduous forest and wetlands. Although the concept and initial sketches were great, the logo never got used — in part because some additional work was required to format and ultimately simplify the logo.
In spring 2004 we recruited Eric Holmgren (SJU 2004), an art major from Rapid City, SD, with interests in graphic design/arts and printmaking, to put the finishing touches on the logo. Eric, based on an idea by the herbarium curator (S Saupe), redesigned the logo based on Ken's original concept.
The cross motif remained at the center of the design and evolved into the initials for the herbarium (BH) while the circular "tree format" was dropped. The fonts used for the text "Bailey Herbarium" and "CSB/SJU" are Carlson and Trajan, respectively.
The herbarium is grateful for the work of Ken Graeve and Eric Holmgren for producing our outstanding logo — we hope that you like it.
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