The Nakusp & District Museum will soon be displaying its new logo
The former logo, a caricature of the Siamese pig which is featured in the farming display, is at least 20 years old, and members of the museum decided it was time for a change.
The new logo is in resemblance of a sternwheeler, something that was a big part of Nakusp’s history. Linda Dixon, an employee and member of the museum got the idea to create a new logo when she was redoing the displays last year.
“I realized what a grand proportion of our exhibits and accessions have to do with sternwheelers, and what a huge part of our history it was,” she said.
A contest was held for residents to submit their drawings, with the sternwheeler as the theme. The contest was held from mid May to mid June. Dixon realized the theme was confined, but museum members wanted the ship theme because of the history the town had with the sternwheelers, and because they are a big part of the displays in the museum.
The winner of the contest was Cliff Woffenden. Dixon and other museum members took one look at the design and fell in love with it.
“It’s everything that we wanted,” she said. “It’s clean, it’s clear, it’s easily readable from any distance. It’s beautiful, it’s simple, it’s just what we wanted.”
Woffenden has been drawing all his life. Along with being an artist, he is a publisher, a graphic novelist, and an author. He heard about the contest through the Nakusp Communicator on Facebook and submitted his drawing.
“It took about half an hour,” he said. “I submitted a rough one, and that’s the one she put out at first, so I put it through photoshop and cleaned it up.”
Dixon is pleased with the positive reaction the new logo is getting, and added the timing of the new logo could not be better.
“Because WaterBridge is now building ferries here again, it’s like a rebirth of our boat building history.”