Buffalo Bill Days - NEW LOGO
Buffalo Bill Days [BBD] has a brand new look with our winning logo! With the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the burial of William Cody, it was time for a new look. BBD ran a logo contest advertised in the Golden Transcript, Golden Informer, Red Rocks Community College, Golden High School, Foothills Art Center, Rocky Mountain College of Arts+Design in addition to social media. Our logo jury comprised of Joy Bauman, Buffalo Bill Days; Eriq Hochuli, Exhibition Manager for Foothills Art Center; and Kristina Robbins, with Red Rocks Community College – art department found a winner.
The winning artist is Charles Reid Long from Oklahoma.
Charles felt it was a real honor making a logo for a legend as big as Buffalo Bill himself. At 29 years of age he is married and they have two girls (8 and 2 years). Charles has been a traditional artist his whole life but about 6 years ago he started to get interested in designing logos and working with digital arts. He decided to get a degree in Graphic Design so applied to Rocky Mountain College of Arts+Design (RMCAD) in Colorado. After extensive research into the man and Wild West era the new Buffalo Bill Days logo includes some hand drawn pieces that created something modern yet still celebrating the look and feel that people would see if they saw a vintage Buffalo Bill Cody poster back in the late 1870’s to 1880’s. Charles is scheduled to graduate in 2020. He started a freelance graphic design website called Pixel Dab (www.pixeldab.wordpress.com) to try and land jobs designing logos and corporate branding all over the world. Charles is a bit obsessed with logos and tends to look at logos on the street, in books, movies and websites to get a knowledgeable data base of why certain logos and brandings are successful and how he can make the simplest yet noticeable logo possible. Entire companies are recognized by some of the simplest images yet it stands in the place and represents a company image, culture and passion. Some of the best logos are time tested and are recognized all over the world. This in itself is amazing modern art. Congratulations to Charles who received a prize check of $500 for his winning logo.
Buffalo Bill Days is recruiting volunteers
Buffalo Bill Days [BBD] is proud to be part of the state wide celebration of the 100th anniversary of the burial of William F. Cody up on Lookout Mountain. We are an all-volunteer nonprofit who gives back to the community with a Golden High School scholarship in addition to financial support for Golden Backpack Program, Christian Action Guild, Golden Civic Foundation, Community re-hab otherwise known as Be-a-Tool to name a few.
In addition to our philanthropy we produce a weekend event that is family friendly. Some of our hi-lites this year's event beginning July 27th running through July 30th are a parade, pancake breakfast, Cody's Wild West reenactment, kids rides, craft & merchandise and food vendors. There's also a car show, muttin' bustin' and little rubber duckies race down Clear Creek, golf tournament and free music all weekend long.
Would you like to join our volunteer team? Visit our Volunteers page.
For more information or to sign up please send an email to Katherine Leith Porter, President, BBD at firstname.lastname@example.org.