Among the celebrations marking the 2015 centennial year for the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) was the their Centennial Meeting and Conference held from September 23 to 27, 2015 in Atlanta, Ga. This event drew ASALH members and others from around the country to honor past and present African-American luminaries, to hear prominent speakers and to participate in over 300 workshops on the year’s chosen Black History Theme: “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture.” A related Featured Authors Event showcased an array of prominent authors and noteworthy books related to African American history and experiences.
From July through September 2015, Perisphere worked closely with the ASALH team in curating, designing, proofing, and finalizing their 92-page Souvenir Journal and 108-page Academic Program Journal. This extensive print design effort included incorporating provided graphic collateral into the layout of both documents, copy and design review of camera-ready ads, layout and typesetting of all text pages, and from-scratch design of a number of pages and elements.
In related efforts, Perisphere was also engaged to create a handout for the Featured Authors Event, as well as a related flyer noting Exhibitors at the event, as well as styling and typesetting a book of poetry commemorating the organization’s centennial year.