This logo was designed by Warsaw Community High School Student, Anna Craig.
Anna created the logo design as part of an assignment for her Visual Communications class. Students in the class were given a list of criteria (for example, it had to fit into the Wagon Wheel’s new brand color scheme) and tasked with designing a new logo for the community theater. The theater’s leadership team then decided on which logo to use.
“We were given several great options,” says CSCT leadership team member Jenifer Shepherd. “In the end, we decided to go with Anna’s design because of how well it complements the Wagon Wheel Center For the Arts’ main logo, and because the image of three performers hints at our goal of widespread community involvement.”
Anna says, in an email, that she intended for her logo to be simple and to capture “a feeling of festivity.” Her decision to include human figures in the design was based on an understanding that the people involved are what define a theater. The winning logo was one of several that she created, but Anna feels that this design was her best.
CSCT has been using Anna’s new logo since November 2014. Phil Herbruck, another member of the leadership team, says that the design has been very helpful. “As a relatively new organization,” he says. “It’s important that our messages to the community have some consistent threads. A good logo is an important place to start.”
The Center Street Community Theatre joined the Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts’ initiatives in the summer of 2014. Their upcoming production of John Cariani’s dramatic comedy, Almost, Maine, will be performed on the Wagon Wheel Stage on March 20-22. Tickets can be purchased at the Wagon Wheel’s website, www.wagonwheeltheatre.com.