The City Hall of Katowice has formally presented a logo of the Katowice’s candidature for the European Capital of Culture in 2016. The logo was designed by Wojciech Janicki from the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań and was chosen from among 35 proposals. It is composed of two parts – black and coloured. The black part symbolizes the roots of the Katowice’s history as the city of coal, the mineral which helped Katowice to grow and to become the great. This is also the ground to raise of the second coloured part – a creative dance of vivid forms. It is a process of turning a black coal into a colourful rythm of new forms. These colours refer to the City’s architecture, its diversity and aspirations.
The City is going to spend PLN 4,3 million next year for the promotion of its candidature and cultural events.