The logo that has been adopted by the Rhode Island Italian American Hall of Fame is intended to have a manifold function. The visual that is portrayed on the stationery, the publications, and the web site of the organization, is a reproduction of a rendering that is part of the Redwood Library. The rendering is that of a depiction in the 1569 Venetian treatise on architecture by Sabastiano Serlio: De Architectura Libri Quinque. Coincidentally, the selection depicts some of the column types that one could choose from when designing a building according to the 16th century Italian style employed in several Newport buildings. The objective of the RIIAHF was to accent the definite nexus between some of the most identifiable visual cultural products of Italy seen in everyday life, and some of the most renowned architecture in the United States, located right here in our state.