Chicago River Y logo graphic meaning

Hey Chicagoans, here’s a little factoid you may not be aware of. Look around the city for municipal seals, logos and the such. There’s a good chance you’ll see a “Y” shape. That graphic actually represents the three branches of the Chicago River! It’s also in the Chicago Theater marquee.

The Chicago Public LIbrary logo shown above is a 2007 redesign of the Library’s previous seal. Landor Associates developed this brand.

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Tom Saaristo
10 years ago

You’re right! I was not aware of that! Neato!

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