Raleigh launches new logo, Web site for visitors

Posted July 15, 2008

— Wake County has a new look to attract visitors. The Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau unveiled a new logo, Web site and advertising campaign Tuesday designed to promote Greater Raleigh as a great place to live, work and visit.

The new logo urges tourists to "visit Raleigh." The Web site,, allows users to find local events on a calendar and to book vacation packages.


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  • rogerkneebend Jul 16, 2008

    Professional graphic designers charge an amount of money for projects that many clients don't want to pay, so they then look for non-professionals who view design as a mere hobby and who know how to use graphics software, but have no design training. The end result is poor.

  • allison842 Jul 16, 2008

    I am not feeling the home page either (which is based on the logo, so obviously not). But some of the supporting pages look much better. They should have reconsidered. Surely they hired a professional, but if I were that agency, I wouldn't admit it!

  • wigiwood Jul 15, 2008

    The Logo reminds me of the look-alike strip malls that litter Wake County.

  • Six String Jul 15, 2008

    I'm on the same page as rogerkneebend -- does it mean something? Representative of something? What's the connection other than a star (ok, the capitol) and a group of squares? Oh wait, group of squares, I get it...

  • SheriffTruman Jul 15, 2008

    Well, teh logo may not be much, but it kills the old one, which looked like something from a high school marketing class in 1982.

  • this is my Screen Name Jul 15, 2008

    Hope it's shown in Italy and Russia to remind them of Easley's trip over there to promote tourism. If I were them, I'd look at the logo plan my trip elsewhere - nothing enticing in it, so the city must be just as bland.

  • rogerkneebend Jul 15, 2008

    Yeah, the logo doesn't look like it was done by a professional. I don't see how the logo connects with Raleigh.

  • Bon Viveur Jul 15, 2008

    That design really make me want to visit Raleigh.....NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • wwyoud Jul 15, 2008

    And it's gone down for "scheduled maintenance" already!