11 October 2010

2 Films on Printing Type

On Saturday 23 October 6.30pm, Lopdell House in Titirangi are showing 2 films
Typeface and Proceed and Be Bold!

These very special films about printing with metal and wood type
will appeal to art and graphic design enthusiasts,
to teachers as an educational resource,
and to anyone looking for a film about perseverance and preservation.
Presented in partnership with the Association of Handcraft Printers.

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.

Proceed and Be Bold! tells the story of Amos Paul Kennedy Jr.
and how he abandoned the traditional American Dream to follow his own.
Unsatisfied with his comfortable middle-class life,
Amos traded his computer for a printing press, and his white collar for a pair of overalls.
By learning the rules and then choosing to break them,
Amos redefines what life (and letterpress printing) can be:
exhilarating and subversive.

If you are interested in attending, check out the details for this event here:

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