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Film Screening: Typeface

December 5, 2014 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Price: $12 ($8, BSA Members)
Where: BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston

Film Screening: Typeface

Kicking off the related programming for the StereoType exhibition is Typeface, a film that centers on the story of the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, through which the creators assess the way printmaking techniques of the past are now bleeding into modern design. Join us at 6:00 pm on Friday, December 5, at BSA Space (290 Congress Street, Boston). Complimentary refreshments and popcorn will be served. This screening is the first of a 6-part BSA Space Film Series covering a variety of design topics. All proceeds from the series support the BSA Foundation

Synopsis

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? 

For more on contemporary typography, don't miss StereoType.

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