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Sunday, April 7, 2013
Rowing Designer Jake Mercuri Wins Row to Rio Logo Contest
The other day, USRowing announced that Jake Mercuri is the winner of the Row to Rio logo contest. Mercuri’s logo was selected from over 120 entries through online voting and final selection committee nominations.
Chief Marketing Officer of USRowing, Beth Kohl, says in a press release ‘In choosing Jake Mercuri’s design, the committee loved the strong commitment to Rio depicted through the choice of the Brazilian colors and the flag, while incorporating the USA oars.’ The logo will be included in all aspects of USRowing and the National Rowing Foundation’s Row to Rio campaign, which Kohl said is designed to energize the rowing community to support the team training for Rio.
Read an interview with Mercuri on USRowing’s website here.
‘Hear the Boat Sing’ (HTBS) was founded in 2009 by Göran R Buckhorn, a Swede living in Connecticut, a magazine editor, culture scribe and a rowing historian. In 1990, Göran co-founded the Swedish rowing magazine, “Svensk Rodd”, for which he is now a contributing editor. He has written numerous articles on rowing, and is one of the Directors of Friends of Rowing History and a member of BARJ, the British Association of Rowing Journalists. Regular contributors to HTBS are: rowing historians Tim Koch and Greg Denieffe, both in England; Hélène Rémond, France; and Philip Kuepper, Connecticut. Besides writing articles on The Boat Race, the Henley Royal Regatta, the Wingfield Sculls, and the Doggett’s Coat and Badge Race, Tim has made some rowing documentaries. He is also a Director of the Friends of Rowing History and a member of BARJ. Greg is an Irishman who specializes on Irish rowing. Some of his finest pieces are on HTBS. Hélène, who wrote her thesis on British rowing, has covered The Boat Race and the Henley Regatta for French papers and HTBS, also shooting beautiful photos for this blog. Philip’s poems on rowing have topics about everything between the daily life and the divine.