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Film Sat May 29 2010

Typeface Releases on DVD

Local documentary studio Kartemquin Films has finally released their 2009 documentary Typeface onto DVD. For those who weren't able to catch the film while it was in Chicago, Typeface concentrates on the old school and new school division in graphic design. The Hamilton Wood Type Museum gathers international designers and retired craftsmen that are trying to preserve the art of letterpress and wood type. This physical form of lettering and design has been on the out since the advent of computer-based design programs but the artists at the Hamilton Wood Type Museum keep the art fresh and alive. The film won best documentary at the 2009 Flyway Film Festival and was an official selection at Illinois's Lake County Film Festival and Geneva Film Festival.
Typeface is out now and available for purchase through the film's website. The first thousand copies of the DVD will include a limited edition letterpressed woodtype poster by Hamilton Wood Type Museum Artistic Director Bill Moran.

 
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Architecture critic Paul Goldberger talks about Frank Gehry's life and work in a new book.
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