A local kindergarten student has offered to create a more accessible logo for the Nillumbik Shire Council at a fraction of the price the council reportedly paid for their recent revamp. Lachlan Rimington made the generous offer after his parents told him how much money was spent on the contentious new logo.
Speaking exclusively to The Watsonia Bugle, Rimington said, “I’m pretty good at drawing, and that, so I think I can do just as good a job, and for a lot cheaper. I could buy lots of LEGO and lollies for $147. Like, a whole lot. I did a couple of practice drawings last night, and Mum said they look really good.”
While an esteemed news publication like The Watsonia Bugle is not so naïve to assume that the entire $147,000 rebranding fee was just for the new logo, and we’re obviously all for making council logos more accessible to the vision impaired, even we feel that the final cost is overs – especially when the new and old logo are still quite similar. However, we might be underselling the importance of logo design in providing council residents with the happiest place to live in all of Australia, as Nillumbik was reported as being last year.
Whether Nillumbik will take young Lachlan Rimington up on his offer remains to be seen, but the little fella is reportedly seeking representation to start shopping his services around to other councils in the Melbourne area. He said, “If I can get an agent, and undercut of those overpriced design agencies out there, I could be the richest kid in the playground.”