Nonprofit Design by CEDC

Ballou STAY

"Ballou S.T.A.Y. (School To Aid Youth) High School was established in 1989 as an alternative high school that would provide an opportunity for District of Columbia residents above the age of 16 to complete their high school education."

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Ballou STAY came to us with little guidance for their logo besides that they wanted a bird of some kind. We drafted a number of versions, including one which included a stylized bird form that also doubled as a stylized book (to symbolize the educational function of the school). In the end they decided they wanted a more vibrant bird which could also act as a mascot of sorts and we went with a more traditional bird of prey.