Penn College graduate designs logo for Williamsport's 150th anniversary

June 24, 2016

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

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.

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.

“Zach has been wonderful to work with," said Williamsport Mayor Gabriel J. Campana. "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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Last Updated June 24, 2016