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2013 Legends poster unveiled

Jennifer Salmon Jennifer Salmon

Football season has ended. So it must be the beginning of golf season in Savannah.

The annual countdown to the Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends of Golf got started Tuesday when the winner of the Savannah College of Art and Design Legends Poster contest was introduced.

Jennifer Salmon unveiled her winning design, which will be the official poster for the 2013 Legends. The SCAD graduate came up with her idea as part of a Business of Graphic Design course last spring.

It was her final project at SCAD and she did some of her drawing on-property at The Club at Savannah Harbor when she attended a tournament round last year as a guest of the Legends.

"I don't know how to watch golf, but I know how to draw it,'' said Salmon, who now works as a graphic designer in Florida. "So I was just the awkward one behind the crowd, observing the crowd and just started sketching the masses and how they ran back and forth together."

Legends executive tournament director Joe Rotellini was part of the panel that chose the winning design for the 11th SCAD poster contest, which has been part of the event every year the Legends has been played in Savannah.

"It really caught my eye,'' said Rotellini. "It reminds me of the combination of the golf course and downtown Savannah. It ties the city, the course and the tournament together.''

This year's selection was the most modern of all the Legends posters in Savannah, which Salmon said was her intention.

"Joe told us to make golf look more exciting to your age group and I thought what would that be,'' said Salmon. "Its more of a crowd cheering. Even if it's silent, it's still a crowd cheering, having fun, but also allowing Savannah and the golf course to be seamless.''

Salmon's design will be used on all marketing, advertising and promotional materials for this year's tournament, which will be played at The Club At Savannah Harbor April 22 to April 28.

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