ENID, OK (April 13, 2012) - As work continues on the renovation of historic Convention Hall and the construction of the new Enid Event Center, City of Enid officials, in conjunction with the Global Spectrum team, today released the logos that will be used for the buildings.
“This logo will become a familiar symbol statewide,” said Enid city manager Eric Benson. “It will identify Enid as THE destination for Oklahoma visitors.”
The logo, designed by Kevin Friesen of Friesen Design, Inc. in Enid, combines the art deco style already prominent in downtown Enid and used by the architectural firm Convergence Design in its design of Enid Event Center, and architectural elements used in both buildings.
* The two slanted bars reference both the motifs on the side columns of the Event Center and the columns on the corners of the Event Center and the north side of Convention Hall. These shapes secondarily allude to two spotlights shining up into the sky.
* The three stacked repeating bars reference the motifs on the side columns of the Event Center.
* The flat shape on the top reflects the top/center section of the north side of Convention Hall.
* The color palette includes a bright blue color which ties it to the City of Enid, as well as a silver color which references the aluminum accents on the buildings. The yellow color is used as a warm highlight.
*The fonts are Futura Medium and Futura Condensed Medium--common to the Art Deco era.
“This logo has been designed for the primary purpose of providing a strong visual association between the viewer and the two buildings,” Friesen said. “Its simplicity also gives maximum flexibility in delivering this identity across a wide variety of communication mediums.”
In addition, Friesen developed horizontal and vertical logos for each building to allow for flexibility to incorporate the correct logo depending upon each specific need.
Enid Event Center and Convention Hall are currently under construction in the heart of downtown Enid, with the Cherokee Strip Conference Center managed by Global Spectrum moving into Convention Hall once the renovated facility opens in the fall of 2012. Convention Hall will have a 10,000 square-foot ballroom, a 3,000 square-foot Junior Ballroom and over 7,000 square feet of meeting space. Enid Event Center will be a 73,000 square-foot facility, which will include 31,500 square feet of floor space and a seating capacity of 3,270 for a sporting event and 3,665 for a concert. It is scheduled for a spring, 2013 opening.
Global Spectrum (global-spectrum.com) manages the Cherokee Strip Conference Center, as well as more than 100 other public assembly facilities around the world. Nearly 20-million people attended more than 11,000 events in Global Spectrum venues last year. Based in Philadelphia, PA, Global Spectrum is part of Comcast-Spectacor, one of the world’s largest sports and entertainment companies. Comcast-Spectacor also owns the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage services provider, New Era Tickets, a full-service ticketing and marketing product for public assembly facilities, Paciolan, the leading provider of venue establishment ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions, Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company, and Flyers Skate Zone, a series of community ice skating rinks.