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Columbus once again in the New York Times

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    chaptal
    Participant

    Quick, what do you think about when you hear the words, “Columbus, Ohio?”

    This ought to get interesting. Looks like the same old people with the same old lack of ideas were interviewed.

    #392245

    colrex7
    Member

    my favorite line… “Columbus: We Are So Not Ohio.”

    #392246

    heresthecasey
    Participant

    Wow. The Santa Maria is really looking a little rough for wear these days.

    #392247

    misskitty
    Participant

    LOL “Surprise, It’s Columbus.”
    When did this happen?

    #392248

    colrex7
    Member

    misskitty wrote >>
    LOL “Surprise, It’s Columbus.”
    When did this happen?

    I was wondering the same thing…

    #392249

    drew
    Participant

    I love this quote from the director of Experience Columbus:

    “We are a diverse, youthful, knowledge-based community that is open to new ideas coming in,” Mr. Astleford said. “That has not been the tradition in the Midwest.”

    Now lets look at how EC reflects this very smart and forward-thinking sentiment visually:

    It makes me weep. I can’t imagine how much damage that godforsaken logo has done to perceptions of the city.

    I *suspect* that someone thought that the design was clever in suggesting the architecture of the convention center through color and geometry. It doesn’t – certainly not to anyone who hasn’t seen the convention center, and probably not even to most who have.

    It’s just bad. I’ve seen carny signs I could take more seriously, but this… this represents our city!

    #392250
    rus
    rus
    Participant

    Exactly. The font on that logo should be something serious. Like papyrus.

    What?

    #392251

    catnfiddle
    Participant

    “To your heart through your stomach.”

    #392252

    johnwirtz
    Participant

    Following the Indianapolis model? How many people knew that Indianapolis was the “Amateur Sports Capitol of the World” before you read that article? If Indy’s slogan hasn’t even penetrated the states next door, I don’t think that’s the model to follow.

    I don’t know that Columbus needs a slogan. Just start doing cool stuff and it will get known for whatever turns out best.

    #392253

    cc
    Member

    “Columbus. we plan on doing cool stuff” ;)

    #392254

    cc
    Member

    I also have to agree that it may be time to turn the Santa Maria into reef.

    Maybe it’ll bring recreational divers into the Scioto.

    #392255

    Columbusite
    Member

    Umm, the people in charge of marketing Columbus are, pardon my Flemish, fucking retards. That’s precisely why that article exists, but let’s keep throwing money at these people. Reality check: you’re so not Columbus.

    #392256

    lifeontwowheels
    Participant

    catnfiddle wrote >>
    “To your heart through your stomach.”

    I think this sums it up nicely. When I think of why I love it here, it mostly comes down to the food.

    #392257

    JonMyers
    Participant

    #392258

    Talcott
    Member

    JonMyers wrote >>

    Aside from the fonts, that actually looks a lot better than the real one ;-)

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