Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Phoenix Bird


I told you a while back that I wanted to do a series on the many versions of Phoenix Birds that appear all around the city so I'm going to pull some in over the next few months.  I found this one just this last weekend on the front of a mid-town hotel.  This style of Phoenix bird is an almost exact copy of the one that is used on all official City of Phoenix documents, business cards, etc.


See what I mean?  Here is a copy of the official bird that I found on the internet.


Above is a photo of where I found this Phoenix Bird, at the Clarendon Hotel.  The hotel is located in a very unlikely spot on a quiet street in the mid-town area of Phoenix close to where I used to live.  It was purchased a few years back by a new management company and they have turned the hotel into a very eclectic place.  

15 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

Fun idea for a series.

Karl Demetz said...

Interesting that many cities or regions use a bird as their official sign.

llandudnopictures said...

Great looking logo!

Kathy said...

I'm not sure I would have recognized the Clarendon. It's really had a facelift!

Mersad said...

Wonderful hotel.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Birdman said...

Point of Information----You can find it here too. Our city came back from the Great Fire of 1866. The bird is featured on many City of Portland vehicles.

RedPat said...

This is going to be an interesting series, Sharon! This is almost exactly like the official city bird.

William Kendall said...

Quite a symbol! And the building's quite modern.

Judy said...

Looks like they did quite a bit of work on the hotel. The bird is almost, but not quite the same.

Halcyon said...

I like the logo. Is there a copyright against others using it?

cieldequimper said...

Nicely stylised!

Thérèse said...

The logo is so good looking! (The adobe too, I love adobe houses.)

Kate said...

It is not how I envision a phoenix but it is very sleek and modern version. Looks great on public buildings.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The Phoenix Rising is a classic symbol, love this one Sharon and am looking forward to seeing the many varied versions.

Jack said...

Yes, the only difference I see is the split at the bottom of the official version.