Design Contest for a Streets.MN Logo!

Streets.MN is looking for a new logo! In the seventh months since Streets.MN launched, our readership has grown steadily. While we take pride in having a great team of contributers with diverse backgrounds and skills, we must acknowledge that none of us is particularly skilled in design work. Case in point: our current logo was created in 10 seconds using Microsoft Paint, which is the highest level of design ability any of us could achieve on our own.

Thus, we are reaching out to you, the Streets.MN reader (and your friends!) to offer your creativity and design skill to craft a new logo for Streets.MN. The winning design will of course be featured here on Streets.MN as well as on our Facebook page and Twitter page. The designer will be credited for their work on our site as long as we continue to use the design, and we will provide a web link to the designer’s personal website or online portfolio. Additionally, in the spirit of our mission to expand the conversation about land use and transportation, we will provide the winning designer with a brand new copy of a great book on those topics (see below).

To submit your Streets.MN logo design, email it to We will keep the contest open until September 15th, 2012, at which point our Board of Directors will review the submissions and make a choice. If they can’t decide, we may conduct an online poll to let our readers help choose a winner.

Design considerations: None really, although we would encourage designers to check out the About Us page and read our mission statement. We are looking for the following versions of the design: a “banner”, a “favicon” and something appropriate for a twitter avitar and podcast icon (600 x 600). Other than that, we look forward to seeing creative submissions unbounded by specific guidelines.

In addition to having their work credited on our site, the winning designer will receive one of the following books of their choosing: Jane Jacobs’ The Death and Life of Great American Cities, Jarrett’ Walker’s Human Transit, Donald Shoup’s The High Cost of Free Parking, or Allan Jacob’s Great Streets. is a non-profit and is volunteer run. We rely on your support to keep the servers running. If you value what you read, please consider becoming a member.

2 Responses to Design Contest for a Streets.MN Logo!

  1. Bill Lindeke
    Bill Lindeke July 27, 2012 at 2:52 am #

    I'll throw in another book!

    • Nathaniel M Hood August 1, 2012 at 3:02 am #

      I'll toss in one too. Plus, I've got a dozen non-urbanist books I'll throw in at the winner's discretion.

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