The CJA Logo
The logo used by the Chess Journalists of America was designed by artist Roberta Lerman.
Roberta Lerman (Robyn) has been a professional artist, art teacher, and art historian for many years. Since 1998, she has been creating art with a chess theme. Although she specializes in conte crayon drawings, she also works in watercolors. She, being inspired by her husband's love of the game, loves to explore the infinite design possibilities using the theme of Chess.
"I combined the quill with the ink bottle shaped like a chess pawn to make the point of writing about Chess."
One of her most successful aspects of Chess art is doing portraits of chess players throughout the United States.
Her chess designs have appeared on State Chess news Magazines covers, (Illinois and Florida) and some are on display at Chess centers in the U.S.
"Effective logos designs are simple and to the point. The design should reflect what it represents and should be easily recognizable. Chess journalists: People who write about Chess. Although most everyone today uses computers, The quill still represents writing or writers. I combined the quill with the ink bottle shaped like a chess pawn to make the point of writing about Chess. I added an additional chess piece and the checkered piece of note paper to reinforce the concept and give the design a more finished look." --Roberta Lerman