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Scranton designer Graydon Speace wins Culture Shock! Free Music and Art Fest 2015 logo contest

Scranton designer Graydon Speace wins Culture Shock! Free Music and Art Fest 2015 logo contest
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After much discussion, a few bags of Combos, and about 30 milligrams of nicotine, a winner of the Culture Shock! Free Music and Art Fest logo contest was decided. We received so many awesome submissions over the last month through, and it was a difficult task to narrow it down to just one.

Mark Dennebaum, president and owner of TwentyFiveEight Studios; Rich Howells, NEPA Scene founder and editor; and myself, president of Everyone You Know Entertainment and founder of Culture Shock!, ultimately selected the “All-Shocking Eye” design from Graydon Speace not only because of its creativity, but because we felt that it represented Culture Shock! in a powerful and meaningful way.

There’s so much going on in the design, but it’s direct at the same time. Speace, a Scranton resident, said, “My design is overwhelming and disorienting while simultaneously being clean and straightforward.” True story, Graydon.

Go ahead and check it out below. You’ll notice how much is happening in such a simple and clean logo, including letters hidden behind the eye.

When asked why he entered the logo contest, Speace responded, “I submitted a design because Scranton is a cool place, and I wanted to contribute in my own small way. … It was a fun challenge. I am proud that my design was chosen to represent Culture Shock!”

We’re proud, too. Speace will receive the following prizes:

Culture Shock! has two main purposes – to showcase the immense talent in our area and culturally enhance our community.

We decided to call it Culture Shock! because it’s a vast mix of different styles of music, culture, and art. Our hope is that you’ll hear music from a genre that you might not have known you even liked, or see a cool piece of artwork in a style you’ve never seen before – all while showcasing the creativity that lives in the place we call home.

Learn more about Speace on his website and look for his winning design on Culture Shock! posters, t-shirts, and more at the festival on Sept. 19 at Nay Aug Park in Scranton.