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I can’t say my suspicions are allayed:
Thanks for reaching out. CitiParks has been the informal brand identity of the Department of Parks & Recreation for over 40 years. The exact origin is unclear.
— CitiParks – Pittsburgh Parks & Recreation (@Citiparks) August 10, 2021
- If indeed Pittsburgh’s Department of Parks and Recreation has been using this “informal brand identity” for 40 years, there should be artifacts verifying its use.
- Forty years is not prehistory. There really should be an actual explanation for who would think this coincident-with-a-major-financial-services-player misspelling would be in any way desirable or why and why folks in this department would continue to consider this desirable.
- Short of making a project of this, I’m not sure how to rapidly confirm the first use of the “Citi” mark by Citibank and/or Citicorp. My guess is that it dates back about 40 years.
To me, it stinks to high hell.