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ISJ Logo

isj nyWe can with great pleasure present the school’s new logo.   In connection with the preparation of a new street sign to the school, we felt that our old logo – a French lily – needed a refresher.

The work, which began in the summer of 2009, was completed as a collaboration with graphic designer Kim Brostrøm it, and now can we display the fantastic result.

With our new logo, we want such increasing the continuity and recognition, in our communication with mverdenen “.

It is naturally our hope that the logo as a whole supports our main task: To continue to offer a caring and ambitious learning environment for our students and parents.

As can be seen, we have  have chosen to stick with the French Lily, as it symbolizes our school´s history and roots; namely the St. Joseph Sisters and the French inspired school that was the original embodiment of Institut Sankt Joseph.

The French lily (Fleur de Lis) is a very popular symbol in heraldry and a symbol with a long history. In fact, it is not a lily at all, but an iris.

When the Franks king Clovis the 1, triumphed over the Visigoths in 507, he chose the symbol of an iris as he knew these flowers from his home region, adjacent to the river Senne in Belgium. Clovis I was baptized and considered France’s founder, explaining that the symbol was linked to the French kings and France. Clovis was from latin to Louis or Louis, the French king’s name.   Lily (or iris) is the symbol of purity, innocence, Virgin Mary and the Trinity. It was used as scouts symbol of Baden-Powell, represents the coat of arms of several cities, including Odense, Glostrup and Milan.

The logo is drawn with ink and brush to show spontaneity and creativity – and trying to reconcile coat of arms and heraldry with a modern, creative formation environment.   The logotype is set with the classic font Garamond, one of the Renaissance bogtrykskrifter, but here in a modern version. A font that expresses quality and tradition.   In the logo’s center, one can see a child; – or perhaps maybe an angel?

With this we would like to signal the following:   – We want to offer alearning environment where each child is at the center; an environment where children are included in trusting relationships, and where the teaching staff has the desire and skills to “open up the world” for the child.

The angel can be seen as an expression of the school’s Catholic identity.   – Regardless of beliefs, attitudes and persuations, every human being has absolute worth,  rooted in God´s love.

A special thanks to Kim Brostrøm for a wonderful collaboration and great result!

Peter Franklin