KSOC Business Meeting

March 14, 2010

Teddi and Tikey Zes hosted the meeting at their lovely home in San Jose, CA. As always, members enjoyed good food, good friends, and filoxenia. The highlight of the meeting was the unveiling of the new KSOCA logo, created by Andrew G. Saffas

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14 March 2010,

President and Members of the Board, Kytherian Society of California USA ,

Certain elements are necessary in the design of a logo, and those requirements present constraints on the natural flow of the artist’s creativity, making the job more difficult.  While thinking about a Logo suitable for the Kytherian Society of California, USA, Andy considered all the elements necessary, or desired, such as:

  • Island Kythira: The Land itself; it’s Shape or Map;
  • Sea: surrounding the Island;  (California = coastline)

  • Boats: indispensable to inhabitants and to visitors;  (California = true for some  areas)
  • Exoklsia (Hillside Chapels) 

  • Revered icon of Panaga Myrtiditissa (Myrtceous Panaga) painted on myrtle wood.  (California = Mission Carmel)

  • The Kastro (Hardly comparable; Half Dome or Falls, Yosemite

  • Myrtle (Greek myrts, myrti) tree or shrub, with lanceolate leaves; considered sacred to Aphrodite by the ancients;  (California: laurel)

For about two months, Andy drew logo designs, one after the other, each time combining a few of the necessary elements to form the design.  Finally, after he had created more than fifteen designs, we agreed on a first place design, with second and third variations.

We are presenting five original © Saffas Kytherian Society of California logo designs, for your consideration.  If one of the five designs is suitable for your logo, please consider it a gift from us; we would appreciate it if you would return the others.


Andrew G. Saffas, President                          

Niki  Andronico  Saffas, Business Manager

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