Next Friday, January 21 Blim in Chinatown will be holding two screenings of Justine Nagan’s Typeface - A Chronicle of Typography in the Digital Age and Dying Art of Timeless Craftsmanship. Doors are at 7 and 9PM and the screenings start at 7:30 and 9:30 PM. The price is $7 – 10 sliding scale.
If you're a designer, a student, or you're at all interested in design and typography you're not going to want to miss this film. Here's the official word:
In a time when people can carry computers in their pockets and watch TV while walking down the street, Typeface dares to explore the twilight of an analog craft that is freshly inspiring artists in a digital age. The Hamilton Wood Type Museum in Two Rivers, WI personifies cultural preservation, rural re-birth and the lineage of American graphic design. At Hamilton, international artisans meet retired craftsmen and together navigate the convergence of modern design and traditional technique. But the Museum’s days may be numbered. What is the responsibility of artists and historians to preserve a dying craft? How can rural towns survive in a shifting industrial marketplace where big-box retailers are king?
Check out this quick trailer...
Or take a look at this longer, six and a half minute look at the film...