Graduate Designs 100th Anniversary Logo for Wrigley Field

The new logo celebrating Wrigley Field's 100th anniversary was designed by 2007 Cedarville graduate Brandon Ort. Artwork courtesy of Brandon Ort.

The new logo celebrating Wrigley Field's 100th anniversary was designed by 2007 Cedarville graduate Brandon Ort. Artwork courtesy of Brandon Ort.

by Laura Hinckley, Public Relations Writer

October 1, 2013

The Chicago Cubs unveiled their new logo to celebrate Wrigley Field’s 100th year in 2014, designed by Brandon Ort, a 2007 Cedarville University graduate.

Ort, who was a graphic design major, submitted his design to the “Wrigley Field Turns 100” logo contest before the start of the 2014 baseball season, and it was chosen as the official Wrigley Field 100th logo out of more than 1,200 submissions.

Since graduation, Ort has done a large amount of freelance graphic design and illustration. He started his career at Coho Creative in Cincinnati as a graphic designer and now works at Crown Equipment Corporation as a visual graphic designer in New Bremen, Ohio.

Ort's winning logo will be used as a patch on the Cub’s home-game uniforms next season and will be featured on a variety of collectible items, souvenirs and commemorative baseballs at Wrigley Field. Other Wrigley Field 100th anniversary merchandise and novelty items, including T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, glassware and key chains will feature the logo in Wrigley Field gift shops and The Cub Store in Chicago.

Ort was eager to enter this competition, knowing that it was a great opportunity for his design business to potentially gain great visibility. “It was just a really exciting time altogether,” he said. “I am completely humbled to have won.”

The team invited Ort and his family and friends to the game against the Atlanta Braves on Oct. 21, where he was honored during the on-field logo unveiling ceremony and presented with his own personalized 2014 jersey featuring the patch with his winning logo.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University attracts 3,400 undergraduate, graduate and online students to more than 100 areas of study. Inspiring greatness for over 125 years, Cedarville is a Christ-centered learning community recognized nationally for rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings. Visit the University online at www.cedarville.edu.