Beacon Loop Trail Call for Logo; Deadline Feb. 1

The Beacon Loop Trail needs a logo (and a name). The Beacon Loop Trail Committee is looking for artists, graphic designers or creative individuals who live and/or work in Beacon to submit logo designs for the branding of the Beacon Loop Trail. The logo will be used for signage and publicity and recognized on the Beacon Loop Trail website. The committee is also open to suggested names for the Beacon Loop Trail.

The objective of the logo is to represent the theme of the Beacon Loop Trail. The loop will connect the waterfront to the Fishkill Creek, to Main Street, and to the train station. Certain off-road segments, such as the Klara Sauer Trail along the waterfront and the Madam Brett Trail along the Fishkill Creek are already built and suitable for pedestrians and bicycles.

The loop will also utilize existing roads, which lack the facilities necessary for safe bicycling. Phase 1 of the Bicycle Sharrow project in the spring of 2013, along Main Street, will provide necessary signage, shared lane bike markers (sharrows), and bike posts for the on-road portions for the loop.

Future phases include connections from Route 9D/Main Street to the Beacon Trail Station and from east Main Street along Tioronda Avenue to Madam Brett Park. In addition, a bicycle education program will be developed by Bike Beacon and a style guide will be developed for the loop, with plans for future bicycle tours.

Currently the name is the “Beacon Loop Trail,” but the committee is open to changing the name. Some suggestions include: Shore to Shops (Loop) Trail, Marsh to Main (Loop) Trail, Beacon Scenic Route, City Scenic Way, Scenic Way, Beacon City Scenic, Beacon Byway, Beacon Scenic Byway.


– Include “Beacon Loop Trail” name in the logo

– Design to be used by events, signage in Beacon, website, Facebook, press releases, etc.

– Good in color and black and white

– Scalable to different sizes and media

– Final format to include with various formats including a stencil version

Logo submissions should be made on a CD with jpgs, 300 dpi, with up to six images. Include name, address, email and phone. Mail to BeaconArts, P.O. Box 727, Beacon, NY 12508. The deadline for submissions is midnight Feb. 1. The chosen designer(s) will receive an honorarium of $500 for their creation from the Beacon Sharrow Grant.

The Beacon Loop Trail/Sharrow Committee consists of Mark T. Wildonger, Stowe Boyd and Mark Roland.

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