Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The City Seal As Art

This is the official seal of Torrance.

"Torrance," the text reads, "A Balanced City. Industrial, Residential, Commercial."

What would the seal look like if TAM was in charge of re-doing it?

What would the seal look like if artists whose works appear at TAM re-imagined it?

What would the text say if TAM's staff or visiting curators re-wrote it?

Is the blog the only one confused by the official Torrance history of its seal?

Have the past and present seals been created by a trustee and a fireman? What happened to the entries in 1966 by all the children? The current design couldn't possibly be by a kid -- unless the tot is history's most precocious urban planner.