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Penn College to Host Influential Graphic Designer


(EDITOR’S NOTE: The artist subsequently canceled his planned visit for personal reasons.)

David CarsonPennsylvania College of Technology will host a lecture by American graphic designer David Carson, one of the most influential graphic designers of the 1990s, at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 4 in the Klump Academic Center Auditorium.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is presented as part of the college’s Graphic Design Speaker Series.

Carson is best known for his innovative magazine design and use of experimental typography. The former art director for the magazine Ray Gun, Carson’s widely imitated aesthetic defined the so-called “grunge typography” era.

The Graphic Design Speaker Series provides a professional and cultural resource for the design programs at Penn College, which include bachelor’s degrees in graphic design, industrial and human factors design and web design and interactive media, and associate degrees in advertising art and studio arts.

The series is dedicated to promoting contemporary professional design practices and the cultural visionaries who shape the design industry. For more information about the lecture, contact Brian A. Flynn, assistant professor of graphic design and Art and Design department head,by email or at 570-320-2400, ext. 7664.

To learn more about graphic design and other majors offered by the School of Integrated Studies at Penn College, call 570-327-4521 or visit online . For more about Penn College, visit on the Web , email or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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