Philo McGiffin

We created an exhibit to celebrate the life of Philo McGiffin, a legendary graduate of the Naval Academy.

Please see the slide show located here. All photos by my friend Roger Miller.

I also did the graphics for this exhibit. Here are examples of the two types of panels used.

The exhibit was divided into two sections: Philo’s life at the Naval Academy and his life in China. To symbolize his time at the Academy, we used the leaves of the gingko tree, which is very common on the campus. To symbolize his time in China, we used bamboo leaves. Also, the two types of panels have different backgrounds: the “Academy” panels have a background of parchment paper to symbolize his diploma (which is on display in the exhibit), and the “China” panels have a rice paper background. As you can see, the two types of panels are otherwise similar.