Here’s an interesting tidbit about Prince William County’s grotesque new logo. It was selected nearly 5 MONTHS AGO according to its designers at David Castlegrant & Associates of Brighton, Mich.! This begs the questions — who knew, when did they know it, and why weren’t more people told about it?
We are excited to announce that the logo DCA developed for the Prince William County Department of Economic Development in Virginia has been accepted and will be implemented in the coming months.
About the PWC:
Prince William County’s is located in Northern Virginia. The County’s borders encompass 360 square miles. It is a destination for families and businesses looking to locate near Washington, DC without the high cost of real estate and taxes. We are located south and west of Washington, DC and are bordered on the east by the Potomac River.
Within Prince William’s boundaries are the independent cities of Manassas and Manassas Park. Federal land accounts for approximately 18% (41,600 acres) of the total area and includes: Quantico Marine Corps Base, Manassas National Battlefield Park, Prince William Forest Park, Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge and Featherstone National Wildlife Refuge.
UPDATE: How does a little-known design firm in Michigan, one that only has 27 likes on its Facebook page as of 5/28/13 and only a handful of tweets in the last year, land such a big deal designing the logo for Virginia’s second largest county and one of the nation’s wealthiest when their past experience has been limited to mousepads, businesscards and the web site for Mr. Sponge? There has to be a connection to someone in county government here. Otherwise, how would anyone in the county know this company even exists???
UPDATE 2: Definitely has a link to county personnel. Three of the employees at this firm are listed on Linked In as 3rd degree connections for me through one of the supervisors I’m connected to on there. He is connected to someone who is connected to them.
UPDATE 3: And here’s our first look at the location of the design firm.
UPDATE 4: And this just in from a trusted source who is well-versed in this field:
Either someone called them and asked them to design one design, or they paid way more than that. Couldn’t get it at that rate if they rfped it. Responding to bid, or making revisions would have put it up to $5k