Old Main Corridor Banners on Sale

Special to HNN Provided by Marshall University
Old Main Corridor Banners on Sale
HUNTINGTON, W.Va.– Businesses and organizations can help connect Marshall University with downtown Huntington through the Old Main Corridor project by purchasing two-sided, full-color banners that will be installed prominently along 4th Avenue.
Two designs are available – one featuring Old Main and the other featuring the Marshall logo. The logo of the business or organization will be placed on the banners as well.Two designs are available – one featuring Old Main and the other featuring the Marshall logo. The logo of the business or organization will be placed on the banners as well.

“Displaying these banners is a great way to support Marshall and downtown Huntington, while promoting your business and making a statement about the cohesiveness of our community and region,” said Matt Turner, Marshall’s chief of staff. “They really show the spirit of the town and we would love to see them line both sides of 4th Avenue, from downtown to Old Main.”

Byron Clercx, chairman of Marshall’s department of art & design, said the banners were designed by Mary Grassell, an art and design professor at MU.

“Nostalgic, timeless and contemporary, the compositional hierarchy in Grassell’s designs are elegantly positioned and easy to read, with prominent sponsor recognition areas on both sides of each banner,” Clercx said. 

“Whether it’s the illustration of the Old Main building or the contemporary Marshall block ‘M’  logo, both banners enhance and attest to the streetscape revitalization the city has undertaken (and is taking) to provide a safe, aesthetic  and pedestrian friendly ‘corridor’  that established residents and businesses as well as prospective employers, citizens and visitors identify as appealing.”

The banners, which measure 2 feet by 5 feet, cost $750 for one, $1,200 for two or $2,000 for four. To order Old Main Corridor banners, call Rhonda Frye in Marshall UniversityCommunication at 304-696-3958, or e-mail her at Rhonda.frye@marshall.edu.

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