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Original FABA logo
New FABA logo
About that logo
Back when the FABA was formed, members got into a protracted discussion of what the organization's logo should be. One member, O.J. Brisky, exasperated with the drawn-out deliberation, grabbed a marker and a piece of paper and drew a simple outline of an open book. Into it he inserted the letters FABA. A logo was born! FABA members approved it and that became the logo used for years.
When Larry Kellogg became manager of the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair, he felt that a different logo was needed for the fair. In those days before sophisticated computer graphics programs, designers used paste-down letters that came in sets. Kellogg acquired a sheet of ornate lettering and proceeded to paste a logo together that he could use with the fair. So, for years, there were two FABA logos – the original one and the one for the fair.
In June 2011, the FABA board adopted the ornate lettering version as the official logo of the organization.