Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Stop Counting Sheep

Congratulations to WNYBAC Advisory Board member Kim Fleischman for her book "Sheep Hill Community Tree" being selected as one of the AIGA's 50 Books/50 Covers for 2007. To see more about this book, visit this Flash based website and see #76. The AIGA Fifty Books award goes back to 1922 and honors the best book designs of each year by such luminaries as Bruce Rogers, Frederic Goudy and the Grabhorn Press. It's great to see one of our own included this year as an independent publication amongst some very high budget company (and the usual slew of McSweeney's books).
Cheers Kim!

Thursday, September 06, 2007

September 7th a busy day

If you are in Buffalo NY area and not already going to Elvis Costello at the Albright Knox Gallery or to the Steve Kurtz benefit screening of Strange Culture by Hallwalls at the Market Arcade Cinema...and are still looking for something to do on the eve of Sept 7,

take a drive up to Grimsby, Ontario for the opening reception of "A Printer’s Craft: The Art of Printmaking" at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery, 18 Carnegie Ln., Grimsby, ON. The exhibit runs until October 13th.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Helvetica at home


Many people who were at the WNY screening of Helvetica have asked... so here it is: The DVD edition of Helvetica is now available for order. The DVD includes the full 80-minute feature film, plus over 90 minutes of additional interviews with Massimo Vignelli, Matthew Carter, Erik Spiekermann, Hermann Zapf, and many more. 16x9 anamorphic widescreen presentation, with English and German language subtitles, and a 12-page color booklet.