JMIH 2019 logo
The Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (JMIH) in 2019 will take place in Snowbird, Utah and I was glad for the opportunity to design the logo. The significant elements to be included were the Bears Ears National Monument and at least one local animal species representing each of the associations that participate in the Meeting: American Elasmobranch Society, American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, and Herpetologists’ League. Thus one amphibian, one reptile, one bony fish and one elasmobranch had to be featured!
The concept for the logo focused on the colors of the landscape and shapes of the animals, which resulted in a visual blend of all the elements and guided the selection of the species: the Utah Mountain Kingsnake, the Utah Tiger Salamander, the Humpback Chub and (extinct) Green River Stingray.