Martha’s Vineyard Community Services has a new logo

The winning logo designed by Kristófer Eirík Rabasca.

Martha’s Vineyard Community Services has chosen a new logo from a wide range of designs submitted by more than two dozen entrants in a contest launched early last month.

Kristófer Eirík Rabasca, who lives with his wife, Rebecca Norris, and their daughter, Hannah, in Edgartown, created the winning design. Mr. Rabasca is also a member of The Martha’s Vineyard Times graphic design team.

The logo features eight semi-abstract people positioned over the name and acronym of the agency. It will be used to identify the human services agency in various formats, from its stationery and brochures to its website and signage.

The Rabasca family said they would donate the prize of a $100 gift certificate to a needy Island family.

“The response from the community — 25 designs submitted in less than a month — was nothing short of spectacular,” said Nell Coogan, director of development and community relations. “Some truly beautiful pieces of art were submitted for our review.”

The contest used a selection panel made up of members of the MVCS Board, its staff, and the Island community. Input also was solicited from the general public, other staff members, and a group of graphic designers, before the board ultimately voted on the winning entry.

The multi-service agency’s programs and services include the Island Counseling Center; Early Childhood Programs; CONNECT to End Violence; and Disability Services. For more information, call 508-693-7900 or go to