TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! THE MORNING AFTER: KANSAS CITY NEW LOGO PARTY PIX!!!
Last night Kansas City's young, professional, trendy, creative class dominated the political scene with a new design and philosophy for local government.
Even better . . .
TKC CRASHED THE EVENT AND GOT UP IN EVERYBODY'S FACE TO TAKE SOME EPIC KANSAS CITY PARTY PIX!!!
We started out with the lady responsible for the logo . . . Emily Elmore, creative director and managing partner at Kansas City-based Single Wing Creative, she was also nice enough to endure more than a few TKC attempts at photography and dumb questions . . .
It's the first new look for KCMO in more than 20 years - The design was clearly influenced by old school Negro Leagues uniforms but Ms. Elmore had an even greater mission than mere mimicry with her work: "It's about looking toward the future and being strengthened by the past. What makes Kansas City such a unique place is our rich cultural heritage that influences the course of our future. I hope I paid respect to that in my work . . ."
The unveiling of the design was also combined with an announcement that the City and the Mayor's office would be moving to a Wordpress open source site at the beginning of next year. Couple this announcement with the fact that the logo is "open source" and can be used by the public for any purpose . . . And a theme of "transparency" starts to emerge. At least in theory.
More deets on the logo and website news . . .
KCUR: New KC Brand: 'A Recognizable Mark'
KCTV5: KCMO changing its entire image branding
KC Biz Journal: Kansas City launches new brand, logo
The TKC Take on the evening . . .
The Bauer is nothing less than Kansas City's new epicenter of biz, culture, art and politics at the Crossroads of Kansas City . . . It's so classy, there was some HAWT Asian broad who had to pretend to be nice to me when I walked into the place . . . Really swanky but accessible and polite . . . Kinda like Kansas City teleported the part of Manhattan where they shot season 1-4 of Sex In The City before Sarah Jessica Parker ruined the show with a plot other than aging bimbos recounting booty stories.
But I digress . . .
Again, for better or worse, Kansas City's youth/creative movement owned the night and Mayor Sly wanted to play up this fact as much as possible . . . Let's take a look:
Mayor Sly sang the praises of Ms. Elmore and the crowd of young Kansas City creatives while venerating the new design . . .
They gave out posters incorporating the logo. Also, none of you bastards had the courtesy to tell me that it was an open-bar . . . Probably for the best or I'd still be there . . .
The Kansas City logo night was topped off by a cake incorporating the symbol . . . One of many future applications for the design . . .
Tony's favorite photo of the night . . .
This sexy redhead has haunted my dreams with her blue velvet dress that showed off nearly all of her impressive curves . . . Double bonus, she was a good sport while getting Mayor Sly's autograph . . .
You read that right . . .
AMONG KANSAS CITY'S CREATIVE CLASS MAYOR SLY IS SO ADORED THAT HE SIGNS AUTOGRAPHS UNLIKE NEARLY ANY COWTOWN POLITICO IN RECENT MEMORY!!!
A rather brilliant Kansas City Insider noted as much . . .
"Think about this, in what other city are young, creative and professional people so excited about the city's future that they're seeking out the Mayor's autograph like he's a rock star?"
Another quick look into the crowd . . .
One of our favorite denizens of the Kansas City Internets . . . T-Rave is a rather accomplished member of the cowtown creative class and his tech winning has taken him to a coveted job with the Chiefs.
2nd favorite photo of the night . . .
See, I really wasn't kidding about the excitement in the room.
These Kansas City biz hotties were posting for somebody else but the shot was too good to pass up . . .
TKC Fashion Note . . . Turntables make any style look cool.
One last look at the new design for the city . . . Last night, for the most part, you d-bags didn't like the logo that much.
Still . . .
The "future as a return to the past" has not only inspired great works of art but also Nazism . . . So I'm not really sure how this marketing campaign is going to work out . . . Nevertheless, there is no denying that the Kansas City young, professional creative class has boundless energy and love for Mayor Sly's leadership which would be more encouraging if any of them ever bothered to vote.