Scotland’s Papal Visit logo launched

The Catholic Church in Scotland has launched a logo for Pope Benedict’s visit to the country on 16 September 2010.

Award-winning Scottish graphic designer Gregory Millar produced the logo that combines the Papal cross with the St Andrew’s cross. The quotation that circles the design is taken from Pope Benedict’s Address to Young People in the USA in 2008.

Cardinal Keith O’Brien says of it: “The design by Scottish designer Gregory Millar is both striking and symbolic, it is a fitting emblem for a historic visit.”

Gregory Millar describes how he approached the organisers of the Scottish leg of the visit: “I put forward my idea for the Papal logo speculatively to the organising committee, not thinking I would hear back,” he said. “But I was informed that they had officially adopted my design. It’s a huge honour. As a practising Catholic, I am delighted to be associated with first the Papal visit to Scotland since 1982.”

Gregory Millar’s work has won and been nominated for serveral creative industry awards. He previously worked for the BBC designing logos for programmes such as Match of the Day and Top of the Pops.