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Mila Vocal Ensemble: Logo (collaborative)

After more than 30 years as part of Ethnic Dance Theatre, Mila Vocal Ensemble parted ways with EDT to develop its research and performance of traditional music from Eastern Europe and beyond. Mila's "logo-in-transition" (top) served as a stylistic bridge between the familiar EDT brand and what became Mila's new independent brand (bottom)—created in collaboration with Twin Cities illustrator Jim Dryden. The heart-shaped "m" is a nod to the group's name, which means "dear one" in many of the languages it represents. Mila has since made a name for itself as an expert in its field, even landing a handful of appearances on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion.