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Lanny Sommese

UDA Medallion 2018

Graphic Designer

Lanny Sommese has been a member of the Penn State University faculty since 1970 and is currently an Emeritus Professor of Graphic Design. He is a graduate of the University of Florida and earned his MFA in Graphic Design at the University of Illinois. Additionally, Sommese is a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale. His posters have been awarded numerous medals in many important exhibitions worldwide. He’s been the subject of feature articles in leading industry magazines, and his work was the subject of two books- Lanny Sommese: X-Ray Vision and Lanny Sommese: World Master. Sommese’s posters are included in the Library of Congress National Poster Collection. Finally, Sommese has lectured about his work and the Penn State Design Program across the globe and has written extensively about graphic design as the North American Correspondent for Novum from 1976 until his retirement in 2015.