Councillor-At-Large Debbie DeMaria recently rolled out an initiative that involved high school students in the creation of a new branding logo for the City of Malden. This was not an effort to replace the official City seal, which remains unchanged. The thinking was that with so much happening in the City including the complete transformation of the downtown which will soon include our new City Hall, Malden is on the move! Although our history and foundation are crucial aspects of who we are, a new logo offers a fresh vibrant new look. The image will be utilized on a variety of printed materials as well as online and will help market new initiatives within the City.
Councillor DeMaria worked with the Mayor’s Office through Communications Director Ron Cochran to reach out to all of Malden’s high schools and engage them in the project. They later held several meetings with students from Malden Catholic High School and Malden High School as well as the City’s Historic Commission. During the following few months, participants identified what Malden means to them and how they view our community. Simultaneously, a local resident graphic designer/artist, Busha Husak, was commissioned to capture their ideas to help form the new logo.
The City now invites residents to participate in the voting process to select one of the four logo designs by visiting https://www.cityofmalden.org/665/Malden-Logo-Project. A description of each design is also provided. The voting period will close on September 16th at 12 noon. Results will be announced shortly thereafter.
May the best logo win!