This year, The Saint has commissioned a new logo from third year IR student Anna Steinmann. The logo depicts the famous east gable of St Andrews Cathedral, an iconic feature of the town. As part of the rebranding of The Saint, we felt that a logo, which would become easily identifiable with the newspaper, was necessary in order to keep up with the social media revolution of the last few years.
Construction work on the cathedral was begun in 1160-2 by Bishop Arnold. Over 150 years later, in 1318, the building was dedicated in the presence of Robert the Bruce. The building pre-dates the University by nearly three centuries, which makes it one of few remaining in the town which has borne witness to the University’s 600 year history. In addition to this, the east gable wall itself stood as a part of the presbytery of the cathedral, where the relics of St Andrew, the saint himself, were held. As it is such a potent symbol of the town, the University and St Andrew, we have made it the logo of The Saint.
Anna is an Australian student, and she has always been involved in art, taking it at school in Germany, and has continued to paint, sketch and take photographs in her free time over the past few years.
The Saint caught up with Anna, who told us about the design process.
“There was an initial idea for a crest, which we later decided would be too old fashioned. For a new look for the ‘new’ Saint, we went for the icon of the cathedral. I asked The Saint’s committee to vote for their favourite logo from a few options, and the cathedral was the most popular. So, I started with a sketch of the logo, then scanned it onto the computer and touched it up on Photoshop. I tried a few versions, which differed in the levels of detail, but we agreed that a simpler one would look better in print.”
The Saint would like to thank Anna for her design, and we hope that you like our new logo as much as we do.