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No copy(s) of the We Are Traverse City® or We Are Michigan® trademark or logo(s), may be made in any media whatsoever; without the express written permission of We Are Traverse City, Inc. in Traverse City. No copy of any We Are Traverse City or We Are Michigan trademark or logo(s) may be used in any composite form, whether intentional or otherwise, or in any subsequent processing thereof, or in any publication, or in any media, that may subject any individual, and/or organization, and/or the city of Traverse City to ridicule, scandal, reproach, scorn and indignity. Get Permission Here

The We Are Traverse City and/or We Are Michigan artwork is available free of charge to any community based organization that sincerely desires to engage in a inclusive nondiscrimination initiative. If you represent a community, or a community based organization, and would like to use the We Are Traverse City and/or We Are Michigan design in the promotion of civil rights, please contact We Are Traverse City, Inc. for details: Get Permission Here

The Making of a Logo

©1989 Photo Communication Services, Inc.
"We Are Everywhere, We Are Michigan, Support Diversity"

The We Are Traverse City bumper sticker is based, with permission, on a 1989 series of Michigan diversity/unity logo's created by Photo Communication Services, Inc., a partner in the creation of the "Say Yes to Michigan" campaign.

The slogans We Are Traverse City and Creating a Safe & Livable Community for All was created by M'Lynn Hartwell, a We Are Traverse City, Inc., Board member.

Additional graphic elements were suggested by Commissioner Margaret Dodd (currently serving as Mayor).

©2000-2001 We Are Traverse City, Inc.

A rough draft of the We Are Traverse City sticker design was digitally rendered, and generously donated to the community unity initiative by local artist Richard Curtis.

The "draft" was submitted to, and approved by, the Traverse City Human Rights Commission.

Next the approved bumper sticker design was sent out to several local printing companies via the City Managers office for competitive bidding.

Copy Central won the City contract with a bid of $1,800.00 to produce 10,000 stickers. Copy Central digitally created the final artwork utilized in the We Are Traverse City bumper stickers; printed them, then delivered the bumper stickers to the City of Traverse City for distribution.

The We Are Traverse City logo and bumper stickers were released to the public at a well publicized media event which took place in front of City Hall on December 19, 2000.

The copyright to the sticker above is owned by Utopian Empire Creativeworks, and is on file with the National Copyright Office at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. (Registration Number: VA 1-000-808). While we hope that you will care to make free use of the design, or derivatives of the design, we would appreciate a note expressing your interest and intentions. We are happy to help you design a community based campaign, provide graphics and give you all the support you desire.

NEW for 2001

©2001 We Are Traverse City, Inc.
(concept courtesy of Nielson Design)

The summer of 2001 brings with it a fresh new We Are Traverse City design. On the 23rd., of May, the We Are Traverse City Board of Trustees proudly presented the We All Are Traverse City logo design (available in a variety of colors).

NEW for 2002

©2002 We Are Traverse City, Inc.
(courtesy of Utopian Empire Creativeworks)

January of 2002 brings with it a fresh new We Are Traverse City and We Are Michigan design. The new logo's are available in red, white and blue colors.

From time to time, We Are Traverse City, Inc.® will introduce new images/logo's to effectively represent our vibrant, growing community based organization. If you have a design idea you would like to submit for consideration, please e-mail us at: LogoDesign@WeAreTraverseCity.com

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