Windham Hill Logo Origin

In a discussion over at the Windham Hill Lovers Facebook group, Will Ackerman talked about the original of the classic Windham Hill logo:

The logo was designed by my friend Jay Durgan… he and I were on Skyline Blvd above Palo Alto and Stanford and slightly over onto the western side on Old La Honda Rd. and walking in an open field ringed with redwood trees… Jay looked to the west and saw the sun going down behind the redwood trees and said something like “there’s your logo.” It was inventive in that it was a line drawing that incorporated a “half tone” in part of the shadow of the trees.”

Poloroid posted by photographer Randy Lutge

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5 Replies to “Windham Hill Logo Origin”

  1. Good lord, I would like to get my hands on a Windham Hill t-shirt like that! It’d be pretty easy to get one made from an online custom t-shirt site – but there doesn’t seem to be any high res versions of the logo anywhere on the net.

  2. I have always loved the logo. Part of Windham Hill’s brand equity. Every time time I see that logo, it’s an automatic purchase.

  3. It seems I should consider making some T shirts with the logo.
    I sold the logo (along with everything else) in the sale of Windham Hill a million years ago, but I can’t imagine anyone suing us for making up a few T shirts.

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