New Mexico’s Centennial of Statehood Steering Committee has recently launched logo design for the state’s centennial celebrations to be commemorated in 2012. The logo was launched for public by the state’s Lt. governor Diane Denish in a ceremony held in the State Capitol building in Santa Fe.
The statehood commemorative logo design celebrates the southwestern state’s rich native American background and culture by featuring an earthen color palette and a traditional jar flanked by the words “New Mexico Centennial, 1912-2012”. Pottery made by the Hopi, Navajo, Zuni and Pueblo tribes of Southwestern United States is most famous for its distinctive shapes, colorful, geometric patterns and designs.
The Centennial Task Force selected this logo from a large number of entries by students of theof Albuquerque, New Mexico. The winning logo entry was designed by college senior Ryan Rodriguez.
Stuart Ashman, New Mexico’s secretary of Cultural Affairs on the official logo’s launch said, “This is an important opportunity to celebrate New Mexico’s vibrant past while looking ahead to the next hundred years. We look forward to working with communities statewide to commemorate this significant milestone.”