Many cites and states are attempting to create pride of place by various “Made in X” logos to indicate the location of origin.
Coming up with a great logo is pretty tough, no matter where you are from. Most of the ones I’ve seen are fairly workaday.
Indiana of course has done the same. There are a variety of “Made in Indiana” logos you can browse online at Google.
This one is by far the best I’ve seen. I was interviewing Adam Quirk, one of the co-founders of Cardinal Spirits, for future articles. I asked him about the logo and he says I’m not the first to inquire. He said he created it himself.
This logo is great because it’s simple, clean, and instantly processed. However, the tag line “Made IN” also seems incomplete at first glance and thus draws you in to pay attention to it and try to decode the symbol. It doesn’t just get disregarded and skipped over. It also looks excellent (even better than the enlarged picture I have) when at thumbnail scale as on an actual label.
Creating something that can both be instantly understood but also cause you to pause to decode it is hard to pull off. This one manages to do it.
Indiana should adopt this logo as its official “Made in Indiana” logo. Quirk is open to the idea, saying on Twitter:
Thanks folks! Happy to donate this concept to a nonprofit org that promotes Indiana products if that exists.
— Quirk (@quirk) August 29, 2017
This is like a finding $20 bill laying on the ground. All Indiana has to do is reach down and pick it up to have one of the best Made in X logos out there.