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Rural America Meets Contemporary Graphic Design in "Typeface"

Art, Salt Lake City, Design & ArchitectureJesse WalkerComment

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OMG, I forgot to mention that the Salt Lake City AIGA is doing a one time showing of a cool movie called Typeface tonight at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the Tower Theater, 876 E. 900 S., Salt Lake City, Utah 84105

Typeface focuses on a rural Midwestern museum and print shop where international artists meet retired craftsmen and together navigate the convergence of modern design and traditional technique.

One weekend each month, the quiet of Two Rivers, Wisconsin is interrupted as carloads of artisans drive in from across the Midwest. The place comes alive as printmaking workshops led by, and filled with, some of the region’s top creative talent descend on the sleepy enclave. The museum is significant to the town’s history, but more importantly, its existence is critical to the worldwide design community who are passionate about the history of their craft and its function in the contemporary field. They believe the future of their industry may lie in the past.

Typeface brings this fascinating junction of historical and contemporary, as well as rural and urban America together for enjoyment and contemplation. This film will be of interest to art and graphic design enthusiasts, to teachers as an educational resource, and to anyone looking for a film about perseverance and preservation in the heart of America.

PREREGISTRATION:
AIGA Members $10
Non Members (general public) $12

AT THE DOOR:
AIGA MEMBERS $12
Non Members (general public) $15

More at http://saltlakecity.aiga.org/events/2009/11/35370134