The city of Frederick unveiled its logo over the past month and a half. When the city posted it to its Facebook page July 2, backlash was swift.

Commenters described the logo as looking like a wounded duck or something their children did in kindergarten. Others questioned the money the new design cost and why the city chose an out-of-state firm.

News-Post reporter Jeremy Arias joins Frederick Uncut producer Heather Mongilio in the studio to talk about the new logo, the backlash and steps moving forward.

Then Frederick Alderman Roger Wilson speaks with Mongilio about the process and lack of public input into the new logo.

Later in the episode, Mongilio speaks with Go Team Therapy Dogs handlers about bringing their trained therapy dogs to the Frederick County Courthouse.

A new episode of Frederick Uncut comes out every Tuesday.

Podcasts are posted on and are available via iTunes, Google Play and other podcast apps.

— Staff reports

Heather Mongilio is the health and Fort Detrick reporter for the Frederick News-Post. She can be reached at

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A logo change is more than $45k. And not a single person has brought this up. Re-lettering the city cars and trucks and letterhead, envelopes, and employee uniforms will cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Kelly Q. Alzan

Voted favorite FNP Commentor in 2005


Once again you're wrong about not a single person has brought this up (unless you're referring only to those quoted in the articles). It has shown up in the comments of some of the articles.


Again, why does the FNP have to have ANOTHER article about this fraud? This makes either 3 or 4 this week. Don’t believe anyone said they “liked” this abomination.


I agree User 1, but it isn't just the logo article that gets "recycled" two or three times a week. Today I expected to see coverage of the 287g issue that was supposed to be discussed at last nights council meeting--crickets. If FNP can't do better than this maybe they should go to being a once a week publication and cut the price.


Yes. Because I wrote the comments!!!


Other people wrote comments too about the extra costs beyond the contract price.


MD1756 - you're like a 6 year old. seriously, who cares. you act as if what you direct towards me will lose me sleep.

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