The new logo encompasses our message of spreading the humanities all around our state. The essence of our mission is captured in our logo that has the humanities disciplines formed in the shape of Alabama.
Troy University graphic design students, under the direction of Professor Ed Noriega, competed to design the logo.
We thank Troy University for its generous commitment of time, resources and talent to this project. We also thank Board of Directors member Janice Hawkins who helped coordinate the project. Congratulations to Jiahua Li, whose design was selected by AHF’s Board of Directors.
About the Designer
Jiahua Li is a native of Nanjing, China who graduated from Troy University in May 2014.
“I decided to become a graphic designer because I enjoy creating something tangible from an idea inside the mind,” Li said.
To design the logo, she imposed the humanities disciples artistically within the shape of the state of Alabama. The humanities disciplines are philosophy, literature, ethics, history, jurisprudence, languages and history of the arts.
“I think the logo conveys the mission of AHF which is to encourage and promote an appreciation of the humanities through programs, events and grants. These efforts help us discover and share the meanings of life found through the humanities,” Li said.
About the Color Scheme
Li used a color scheme of black and red because they are both powerful colors that embody strength and stability.
“Red is the color of courage and determination, black is the color of resolve and a steady foundation,” Li said.
Li designed the logo with different variations to fit multiple uses, including the celebration of AHF’s 40th anniversary. See the logo variations below: