“When asked to design the logo I freaked out! It was a surreal experience for me and I was thrilled beyond belief. I am proud to have contributed to the great tradition.” When thinking about Festival Mica recalled how big strawberries were to the lives of people on Vashon. As a youth she heard family and friends tell taller and taller tales about Vashon Strawberries. She was inspired by how something so small could be such a big thing in people’s lives. “Strawberries took on mythic proportions that I imaged a time when they were so big they needed to be cut with an axe! That was my inspiration for the logo.”
Mica’s family have been on the Island since the 50’s and she has been to every Strawberry Festival since she was born (we are not going to reveal her age but let’s just say it is more than a quarter of a century). Even when she lived off Island she made a pilgrimage back to the Island to attend with friends and family. Mica revealed that her “first memories of Festival are walking in the Kids Parade and trying to find ways to sneak into the Grand Parade!” Throughout the years Mica has enjoyed different aspects of Festival, specifically she found herself inspired by the artists booths and the unique the craft booths as well as the music.
The logo will be featured on Strawberry Festival pins and buttons as well as various signage and posters. Pins and buttons will be on sale at select retailers starting May.