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A new lamb: Preston City Council has new logo designed by UCLan lecturer

Posted on - 14th July, 2014 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - News, Preston Council
The new city council logo

The new city council logo

A new logo for Preston City Council has been unveiled.

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If you follow the council on Twitter or visit their website you will have already seen the new lamb.

The city council commissioned illustrator Ben Casey to create the new crest.

Casey was part of the team who designed Deepdale stadium and has been Head of School of Graphic Design since 1983.

Council leader councillor Peter Rankin said having a new logo was important for promoting the city.

He said: “Preston is set to become one of northern England’s brightest development and investment hotspots. As such, marketing and promoting the City is becoming ever more important which is why Ben Casey designed, at no cost, the Preston Guild City branding.

“Ben has now updated, again at no cost, the Council logo so that it is in line with the Preston Guild City brand. We can now present a more joined up and professional approach to how we market the city and we are very grateful to Ben for doing this work for free.”

The council’s communications department are now working to slowly bring in the new logo across council buildings, vehicles, clothing and elsewhere.

Head of communications at the city council said: “The new logo is being phased in over time, so that there are no initial costs to the Council. Much of what we do now is digital or computer based so it is easy to change a logo on these systems.

“Of course, we still have printed items like letterheads and leaflets but we will use up all the old stock with the previous logo before any new items are printed. It’s the same for signs and vehicles. We’ll just replace the logo over time as and when we need to.

“Ben is one of the top graphic designers in the UK. He’s also one of the most passionate Prestonian’s I have ever met.

“As well as professor of design at UCLan, Ben is a huge PNE fan and he helped to design the Preston North End Deepdale Stadium. We are very fortunate to have someone of Ben’s calibre working with us to help promote the city.

“Put simply, Preston has to raise its game in terms of perception and marketing. Thanks to Ben we are able to do this and in a way that delivers value for money to taxpayers too.”

The old city council logo

The old city council logo

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