Design Double Feature: Graphic Means & Pressing On

Tue, Sep 19th, 2017

One Night Only!

Two significant design documentaries were just released and Society of Typographic Arts, Chicago is screening them on the same evening, as a double feature, making this event a must-see!

6:00pm / Doors Open – Hang out in the Lounge and Patio
7:00pm / GRAPHIC MEANS Screening
8:30pm / PRESSING ON Screening
Party with us until 11:00pm

Tickets $20 / At the Door $25

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/design-double-feature-graphic-means-pressing-on-tickets-35647147578

Movies & Showtimes for
Design Double Feature: Graphic Means & Pressing On

Tue, Sep 19th
Graphic Means: A History of Graphic Design Product

7:00PM
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Tue, Sep 19th
Pressing On: The Letterpress Film

8:30PM
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Graphic Means: A History of Graphic Design Product

A FILM BY: Briar Levit
STARRING: ELLEN LUPTON, STEVEN HELLER, ART CHANTRY, ADRIAN SHAUGNESSY, TOBIAS FRERE-JONES, PAUL BRAINERD, CAROLINA DE BARTOLO, DAN RHATIGAN

Tuesday, September 19th at 7:00pm 

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Levit and her team spent years traveling around the US and UK, interviewing designers, digging into archives, university libraries, and even thrift shops to uncover forgotten tools and materials, Graphic Means gives viewers a look at the history of the ever-evolving design industry, and what's in store for the future. Though design is more popular than ever, with countless books and magazines dedicated to its new trends and thousands of students hoping to enter the field each year, its history has been largely ignored until now. Graphic Means: A History of Graphic Design Production is a must-see film for anyone who loves design, art, history, or the intersection of all three.

Technical Information

Production Year: 2017
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 80 mins
Format: DCP

Pressing On: The Letterpress Film

A FILM BY: Andrew P. Quinn
WRITTEN BY: Erin Beckloff, Andrew P. Quinn
STARRING: PAUL AKEN, CELENE AUBRY, PAUL BROWN, ANDREW CHURCHMAN, DAVE CHURCHMAN, JIM DAGGS

Tuesday, September 19th at 8:30pm

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The modern world was born on a printing press. Once essential to communication, the 500-year-old process is in danger of being lost as its caretakers age. From self-proclaimed basement hoarders to the famed Hatch Show Print, Pressing On explores the question: why has letterpress survived? Captivating personalities blend with wood, metal and type as young printers strive to save this historic process in a film created for the designer, type nerd, historian and collector in us all.

"Pressing On is an essential document not just about a revolutionary means of human interaction, but to savor the passion of its practitioners." 

- Steven Heller, former art director at the New York Times.

Technical Information

Production Year: 2017
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 105 mins
Format: Digital

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