Peace Corps Graphics

Thanks for the ‘heads up’ from Gerry Allan Schwinn (Nigeria 1963-65)

Lou Stovall, Peace Corps, 1970, silkscreen, 35″ x 23″

Washington Color School artist Paul Reed commissioned this poster in 1970 while he was Director of Graphics at the Peace Corps. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Lou Stovall created limited edition silkscreen prints for Reed and other Color School artists, including Thomas Downing, Gene Davis and Sam Gilliam, as well as posters for Vista, Job Corps and other service-oriented organizations. Stovall chose the following quote from Nobel Peace Prize winner Albert Schweizer to capture the mission of the Peace Corps: “I don’t know what your destiny will be but one thing I know, the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.”

Images and text courtesy of Will Stovall.

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