Plymouth State University
Plymouth, New Hampshire
Complete planning and organization for “A Marathon History of Graphic Design– 5,000 years of graphic design from early writing systems to the present"
While teaching part-time at Plymouth State University, Charles Gibson invited Douglass G. A. Scott, Senior Designer at WGBH Educational Foundation in Boston, to present a day-long symposium on graphic design history. The marathon event, in three lectures with panel discussions, was funded in part by a generous grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council.
In addition to logistical coordination with Douglass Scott, Charles Gibson was responsible for the grant writing, coordination with the University’s Graphic Design Program and audio-visual personnel, poster/brochure design and printing supervision, and event documentation.
The poster design, shown here, was adapted at smaller scale for the event’s brochure cover. In the poster, the red half circle motif is printed as a second color. For the brochure, the same red accent became the mailing seal.