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Georgia Business Leaders Briefed on G8 Summit Plans

Tuesday, November 18, 2003  Contact: Office of Communications 404-651-7774


Governor Perdue Unveils G8 Host Committee Logo

Atlanta - Governor Sonny Perdue and officials with the federal G8 Summit Planning Organization today briefed Georgia business leaders on planning efforts associated with hosting world dignitaries next summer. The gathering, hosted by the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, helped set the stage as public and private interests engage in a unified effort to showcase Georgia to the international community. The Governor also took this opportunity to unveil the G8 Host Committee logo, designed by two students at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). The G8 Summit is being held in Sea Island, GA, June 8-10, 2004.

"The G8 Host Committee will play an important role in helping us welcome world leaders to Georgia and ensuring that they have a safe and productive environment in which to conduct their important business," said Governor Sonny Perdue. "I applaud the efforts of the Savannah College of Art and Design students who designed the logo that will represent this host committee, as well as the official G8 logo. Both designs eloquently reflect the beauty of our state - a beauty that will be on display to the international community next summer."

The G8 Host Committee logo was designed by SCAD students David J. Begley and Kim-Yen Toy, both M.F.A. candidates in Graphic Design, under the guidance of Andy Fulp, Dean of the School of Communication Arts. The students fashioned the sea-turtle design to be reflective of Coastal Georgia and the Low Country. SCAD President Paula Wallace and Vice President Dr. Barry Buxton also contributed to the design efforts.

Both students also worked with White House personnel to design the official G8 logo, which will appear on all documentation associated with the summit itself. The final oak tree design, re-released today, represents a typical Sea Island scene.