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Penn College Graduate Designs Logo for City’s 150th Anniversary

Williamsport is marking its sesquicentennial this year, and a 150th anniversary logo designed by a Pennsylvania College of Technology graduate is part of the celebrations.

Zachary G. Bird, of South Williamsport, who graduated in May with a Bachelor of Science in graphic design, combined modern design sensibilities with historical elements to create the logo. Featuring a two-man crosscut saw and the outline of a baseball home plate, the symbol pays homage to Williamsport’s heritage as the “Lumber Capital of the World” in the late 19th century and as the birthplace of Little League Baseball.

Zachary G. Bird
Zachary G. Bird

Bird’s logo is being used on promotional posters, T-shirts, a commemorative pin and the 150th anniversary website, detailing special events planned in the city July 1-4.

Bird's logo incorporates the city's hallmarks of lumber and Little League.
Bird’s logo incorporates the city’s hallmarks of lumber and Little League.

Williamsport Mayor Gabriel J. Campana said: “Zach has been wonderful to work with. He is dependable, hardworking and creative. Zach added a great deal to our city’s 150th celebration.”

Williamsport was incorporated as a city on Jan. 15, 1866. Prior to receiving its charter through an act of the state Legislature, Williamsport had been a borough since March 1, 1806.

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