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Appleton native creates 'blue fist' logo

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) -- An Appleton native is the creator of the iconic "blue fist" in the shape of Wisconsin used in spring protests at the state Capitol.

Graphic artist Carrie Worthen graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She now lives and works in Los Angeles but kept in touch with members of the AFL-CIO.

In February, the union group asked her to take the germ of the fist idea and make it stand out.

Worthen tells Wisconsin Public Radio (http://bit.ly/shn0AM ) it's been overwhelming to see thousands of people use her design to protest the policies of Gov. Scott Walker and Republicans in the state Legislature.

She says the fist has long been used by labor and civil rights activists. She expects it to be used in the effort to recall Walker.

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