Wednesday, December 19, 2007

USCCB Unveils Logo for Pope Benedict's USA Visit

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has released a logo commemorating Pope Benedict XVI’s April 2008 visit to the United States.

The logo features a color photograph of Pope Benedict XVI with upraised hands. Behind him is a yellow-screened image of the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica. In black type running at the top and over the cupola of the dome are three lines of type reading “Pope Benedict XVI/Christ Our Hope/Apostolic Journey to the United States 2008.”

The logo was designed by Donna Hobson, publications director for The Catholic University of America. “In designing this logo,” says Hobson, “I wanted to incorporate the papal colors —yellow and white — and to show a welcoming, arms-open, smiling Pope Benedict.”

Hobson has been a graphic designer for more than 20 years. She has been CUA’s publications director for more than two years, having returned to the area from Detroit, Mich., where she was creative director at Wayne State University.