Typeface Screening - 5 Year Anniversary

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Along with The Type Director's Club, we invite you to join us for an anniversary screening of Typeface, an independent documentary film about visual culture, technology and graphic design, centered around the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. Director Justine Nagan will introduce the film and lead a Q&A about the film and the changing landscape of typography with Nick Sherman, a well-known typographer and board member of the Type Director's Club. The film will follow with an update on where the museum is 5 years later.

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 are 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?

Typeface was produced by Kartemquin Films and directed by Justine Nagan.

Venue: The One Club   MAP
260 5th Avenue, 2nd Floor
(between 28th & 29th St)
New York, NY

Networking & Refreshments: 6:30 pm
Typeface Screening: 7:00 pm
Conversation and Q&A: 8:00 pm

One Club & TDC Members Free / Non-members $20

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