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Tucson, Arizona (U.S.)

Last modified: 2005-12-17 by rick wyatt
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image from Michael Carson, Public Information Office, Tucson

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City Flag

The city seal on a white field, proportioned 3:5. Adopted 5 January 1953. Designed by Mrs. Norman (Mary) Crowfoot, an artist who had just recently arrived in Tucson, learned of the contest, and entered it.
Jarig Bakker, 29 May 2004

City seal

image from Michael Carson, Public Information Office, Tucson
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The City seal was designed by Tucsonan Mary Crowfoot in 1949 and entered in a City-sponsored contest. The images reflect Tucson's cultural and western heritage. It continues to function as the official City seal for purposes of the City Clerk, stamping official documents, certain awards, etc.

The seal is also the central element in the logo of the City of Tucson. The logo was created "in-house" by City staff (graphic artists) and put into production officially in September 2002, replacing a previous logo. There was no ceremony or referendum, just a period of transition. It is used as the official logo for most City business. The following is taken from a memo to all City employees from Tucson City Manager James Keene.

"By using our historic City seal as the foundation, we have standardized its color scheme and added the city's founding date to present our unique history and distinguish us from other Arizona cities. I felt it was important not to start from scratch in creating a new logo, but instead unify all of our various permutations through an update and standardization of our historic City seal. Our updated seal serves as the core standard logo for the City."
Michael Carson, 28 May 2004