Logo Throwdown: Place ? Edition

Moving on to what's really important

While neither Perla Cavazos, Rick Cofer, or Chris Riley has formally announced which City Council seat they're running for (Lee, you're killing us!), the candidates are already trying to drawing distinctions from one another on the important issues of the day. But really, who cares about all that? Not when we can discuss the candidates' logos!

Cavazos site seems like a work in progress, and as the following only appears once there, at a low-res, we're making a leap in assuming this to be the official logo. But we like what we see.


The pink, aside from instantly transmitting Cavazos gender to voters, also subtly speaks to her Hispanic heritage through the southwestern color selection, while the star and type toughen things up a notch …

Rick Cofer's logo, however, is a little more problematic.


We understand what Cofer's going for here, the deep blue speaking to Cofer's Democratic roots, while the all-caps type and stars strive to convey authority. Just overly so. Dare I say it (sorry Rick), there's something almost Republican about the logo, like it belongs on the back of a mudded-up late-model pickup parked on a frat lawn in the West Campus.

Which brings us to the most unassailable design of the three, Chris Riley's (designed, it's noted, by a professional firm).

It's got the blues and greens you'd expect of a progressive candidate, and a Coca-Cola swoosh hidden in there too, separating Downtown from the single family residence atop the hill. That's the only downside here, the quasi-suburban messaging of the home standing so separately from the urban core. Subliminal messaging for the neighborhood association vote? Anyway, congrats Chris, as you win this early challenge. The race is now yours to lose.

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