A night at the movies with Typeface’s 1st ever screening in years
As part of their Kartemquin Summer Series in honor of the 50th anniversary of the University of Chicago’s Doc Films, Typeface is about to be screened for the first time in years on July 28th at 7pm. This is the first screening in Chicago for Justine Nagan’s award-winning film about the Hamilton Wood Type Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin.
Typeface delves into life at a Wisconsin museum and print shop. Reflecting upon the place of printmaking techniques in today’s world. The film examines how recent interest in typography and graphic design has brought attention to the dwindling community of artisans, revealing an ambiguous relationship between analog and digital. For the special event a special panel will discuss the intersection of modern design and traditional technique with legendary designer Dennis Ichiyama, who is featured in the film, as well as Bob Zei of The Society of Typographic Arts and Starr Marcello, the film’s associate producer and now COO and director of the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the UChicago Booth School of Business sharing their knowledge on the craft that we love.