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When we were asked to rethink the Pipestone National Monument logo. We jumped at the chance.

For hundreds of years a 300 acre plot of land has been the site of one of the most important and sacred Native American Pipe-making quarries. In 1937 Congress designated that land as a national monument. To this day the Pipestone National Monument to protect not only the active quarries but also the disappearing American prairie.

We were given very clear directives by the park staff. We were not to use any imagery about pipes and they specifically want to focus on the stone quarry‘s rather than the prairie land that the park also protects. The logo would need to serve all of the various tribes that use the space.

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