Eric Roper tracks down the history of the Minneapolis sailboat logo in his piece here. In it, he quotes from my initial letter here. You can also read my own follow-up intended to clarify some design points here.
Even outside my personal interest in Minneapolis and how it’s represented visually, the article is an interesting peek into the often inchoate nature of internal graphic design historically (and, I would posit, currently in many organizations).
Thanks for continuing the conversation, Eric Roper and the Star Tribune!