In Memoriam: Harry Driggs, November 3, 1935 - July 14, 2007

Saturday, July 14, 2007

A talented artist and a long time San Francisco Green, Harry Driggs created the Leafy G graphic that the Green Party of California (GPCA) has used as its de facto logo since the early 1990s.

Originally, Driggs created the logo for the San Francisco Greens in the late 1980s, before the GPCA's successful 1990-1992 ballot drive. Then when the GPCA was formed and attempting to qualify for the ballot, Driggs gave the logo to the fledgling new party. It soon began to be used on state party letterhead and bumper stickers, a use that has continued to this day, including on the party's website and promotional materials.
 
Driggs' party-oriented design work did not stop there. He also did slate cards, newsletters, mailings and other outreach items for the party; as well as large posters that had slogans on them like "Vote Green, not Machine", that San Francisco Greens carried in marches and parades. Driggs also helped the San Francisco Greens open their first office in the last 1990s, creating this scale model for it.
 
Outside of the Green Party, Driggs worked as a graphic designer and art director for several non-profit publications in San Francisco and fashioned a second career as a fine art painter and sculptor, specializing in portraits, nudes and figurative ceramics. He also designed this comic strip and was a contributor to others, including Rip Off Comix and Anarchy Comics.
 
Driggs was born on November 3, 1935 and passed away on July 14, 2007. He was survived by his partner Nancy Marmol, also a Green Party activist, who served on the state party's Coordinating Committee in the late 1990s.
 

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