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Local artist’s logo selected as ‘People’s Choice’ winner for Indy bicentennial celebration

A logo designed by local artist Aaron Stillerman has been selected as the "People's Choice" winner for the city's bicentennial celebration. (Provided Photo/City of Indianapolis)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A local artist’s logo design has been chosen as the “People’s Choice” winner for the city’s upcoming bicentennial celebration, Mayor Joe Hogsett announced Friday.

Aaron Stillerman’s design was selected and beat out more than 100 submissions for the honor. Stillerman, who is a graphic designer at GreenLight Collectibles, garnered more than 430 votes on Facebook.

“To some, innovation and legacy are held as separate ideas. Within this logo, however, the two go hand-in-hand,” Stillerman said in a press release. “Take for example, the two typefaces; one a soft, more-traditional style (almost hand-painted in appearance) that represents the simplicity and craftsmanship of yesteryear. The other is a clean, modern typeface that represents strength, present-day, and what has yet to come. This bicentennial logo encapsulates the simplicity, equality and love that the citizens of Indianapolis have for their city. Here’s to 200 years of the past and 200 more to come.”

Stillerman won $500 for his logo which will be featured throughout the city’s yearlong celebration from June 2020 to May 2021.

An overall winning design by Mandy Walsh as well as designs from centennial and sesquicentennial celebrations will be displayed on merchandise that will be available for purchase through The Shop in Broad Ripple.

Click here to learn more about the upcoming bicentennial celebration.

A full gallery of this year’s submissions can be found here.