Are you a graphic designer or artist? Do you want to leave your mark on the soon-to-be new addition to Foster Road businesses? Here’s your opportunity.
The Hacienda CDC and the Portland Mercado are experts at turning to their communities to get stuff done. The future Portland Mercado embodies this spirit in their association with the Micro Mercantes program for promoting small business, and in their partnership with dePave to do some DIY community-based prep the mercado site later this year.
So it’s no surprise when they want to continue the collaboration with the community to develop the logo/branding for the new latino market.
Here’s their current logo:
For their new design, they are looking for “a logo that will better represent the diversity and vibrancy of the project centered around Latino culture, food and art.”
We know there are some great artist and designers that are hungry to take this on. Read the full RFP for all details and requirements.
The deadline for submissions is 5PM on December 19th, 2013. All submissions including proper attachments must be sent via email to email@example.com by the deadline.
We’ve got a semi-regular “Meet Your Neighbors” feature here at Foster United where you can learn more about the people, places and movers and shakers in the neighborhood. To take it up a notch, we’ve wanted to do a video version of the interview, but we haven’t had the time to get all of the starts to align.
Well, we snooze, we lose. We were scooped by none other than the PDC! (How embarrassing). Maybe this will get us off our asses and actually make it happen. (more…)
Many Foster-area neighborhoods have boosted their identities through branding and the use of logos. But what about Foster Road as a whole?
Branding is, no doubt, a key component to a thriving commercial district. A recent article by Neighborhood Notes, part of a series on changing perceptions of your neighborhood and/or business district, discusses how neighborhood groups can go about launching their brand while also engaging the community and creating identity.
In past articles, the series has covered how to address negative perceptions of your neighborhood, as well as ways to overcome and change those perceptions through branding. As we’ve seen in the Lents Town Center, logos can go a long way in creating a brand, and the LTC logo has a strong ability to connect a visual cue to the area it represents. Other neighborhoods along Foster have had varying degrees of success with their branding, while others continue to strive for a stronger identity.