Logo chosen for Macon-Bibb consolidation | Politics | Macon.com

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Logo chosen for Macon-Bibb consolidation | Politics | Macon.com

Task force emblem possible for new government use too

By JIM GAINES — jgaines@macon.com

With five months left to fulfill its function, the task force working on the merger of Macon and Bibb County governments at last has an official logo.

The task force chose Wednesday between variations on two main themes: a pair of interlocked cogs, one red, one blue; and a three-building skyline fronted by two flowing red and blue lines.

Chris Floore, city Public Affairs director and a member of the task force communication team, said the chosen design may be a model for the actual new government’s emblem — or it may not. That will be for the new government, once in office, to decide in January 2014.

The logo will first be used on the task force’s website, which is still under construction, Floore said. Until now, he and Bibb County Pubic Affairs Officer Kevin Barrere have sent out information bearing the combined logos of existing city and county governments, but that didn’t really suggest unity, he said.

Third Wave Digital, hired with part of a John S. and James L. Knight Foundation grant to do the logo and website, came back with five designs, Floore said. Those were narrowed to two after talks with local marketing firms.

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