Chicago celebrates its 183rd birthday this week. To mark the occasion, Mayor Lori Lightfoot unveiled the city’s new logo and a uniform design system across departments. The city also has its own Twitter account now.
According to the city’s press department, the new design system “focuses on ensuring that people from around the world can more seamlessly recognize Chicago’s communications and campaigns.
Mayor Lightfoot was also “pleased” with the launch of the new design. She says that it demonstrates the city’s “core values of inclusivity, accessibility, and transparency.”
“Launching this new chapter in our history not only means a fresh look for our city, but it also marks a milestone in ensuring everything we create aligns with our values as a city,” Lightfoot added.
Meanwhile, the city’s official Twitter also launched this week. The governor of New Jersey greeted @Chicago with a predictable jab at the city’s pizza.
welcome to the thunderdome @chicago. ur pizza is a casserole.— New Jersey (@NJGov) March 5, 2020
Not to be outdone, the @Chicago account tweeted back a call to arms:
An attack on Chicago pizza—deep dish or tavern—is an attack on all of us.— City of Chicago (@chicago) March 6, 2020
For more information on the city’s new design, visit design.chicago.gov.