//BEHIND THE CREST

ORIGIN STORY:

THE ADMIRALS CREST

COMMISSIONED BY MUSKEGON NATIVE & LOCAL ARTIST,

JUBENAL RODRIGUEZ:

JUBE CAPTURES AND PORTRAYS THE RAW BEAUTY OF GRAND HAVEN AND ITS ICONIC IMAGERY WITH THE OFFICIAL BADGE OF THE GRAND HAVEN ADMIRALS.

AS A RESULT, THIS CONCEPT AND DESIGN REVOLVES AROUND THE RICH HISTORY OF GRAND HAVEN IN RELATION TO ITS SIGNIFICANCE AND DISTINCTION AS COAST GUARD CITY, USA, AS INDICATED BY THE THREE GOLDEN ADMIRAL STRIPES ON EACH SIDE OF THE CREST.  FURTHERMORE, OUR BADGE ILLUSTRATES THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE CREST AND THE CITY VIA ITS ICONIC LANDMARKS SEEN ENTERING AND TOURING THE SURROUNDING AREA OF GRAND HAVEN.  FROM THE GRAND HAVEN BASCULE BRIDGE SHOWCASED OVER THE GRAND RIVER TO THE GRAND HAVEN SOUTH PIERHEAD INNER LIGHT, THESE IMAGES INCORPORATED INTO OUR CREST HIGHLIGHT THE MANY KEY FEATURES OF GRAND HAVEN THAT RESIDENTS AND TOURISTS REMEMBER WHEN LIVING AND/OR VISITING OUR BEAUTIFUL HOME OF GRAND HAVEN, MICHIGAN.

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