Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Waitsfield, Vermont offers over 80 hands-on courses per year in design, construction, woodworking, and architectural craft and offers a variety of courses concentrating in sustainable design. Now in its 35th year, Yestermorrow is one of the only design/build schools in the country, teaching both design and construction skills. Our hands-on 1-day to 3-week workshops, certificate programs and semester programs are taught by top architects, builders, and craftspeople from across the country. For people of all ages and experience levels, from novice to professional.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Requesting Submissions for "30th Anniversary" Logo

In 2010 we will be able to add to our list of accomplishments thirty years of inspiring people through hands-on education in building and design. Thus, in effort to celebrate our coming of age we are now soliciting design submissions for our 30th Anniversary logo. The prize for a selected design, aside from the glory, is a free one-week Yestermorrow class! The guidelines for entries are as follows:

-Your design should be inspired by Yestermorrow and incorporate some mention of the 30th Anniversary. Additionally it should take the opportunity to riff on, adjust, or completely rethink the logo, suggesting a coming of age.

-Your design should be printable on t-shirt (one-sided). It should be monochromatic or two-tone. And be universally attractive, something that everyone non-Yestermorrow folk would want to wear.

-It would be great if your submission is in some Adobe format (like Photoshop, Illustrator, or PDF). Submissions should be no larger than 5mb. If selected we will contact you for a higher resolution copy.

-Your design should be completely original.

Have fun, and we look froward to seeing your entries. Deadline for submission to is (extended to January 31st, 2009).

(We can send you an Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop t-shirt template to get you started and/or our style guide)


  1. i hope this isn't considered a stupid question: is there specific symbolism and meaning behind the original (Y) logo?

  2. The founder of Yestermorrow, John Connell, developed the unique "Yester-font" at the beginnings of the school. The current circle around the Y is based off the font but doesn't have any particular significance (that I know of).
    Kate Stephenson
    Executive Director

  3. Anonymous8:11 PM

    The font looks like a deco font.

  4. Roger2:09 PM

    Actually, if you consider the negative spaces, it looks like a cross-section of a log.

    But we're not restricted to the old logo in this design/contest. This is an opportunity to re-think the logo!

    Thanks for the opportunity! I think you guys have an outstanding program and am already brainstorming.

  5. Roger you got it exactly right, this is a chance to completely re-imagine the logo. Have fun with it!