Friday, April 11, 2008

Southern Ontario

Western New York and Southern Ontario are linked geographically but at times they seem worlds apart. As part of the WNYBAC outreach program, we are supporters of the Type Club of Toronto whose series of Type & Design speaker events is as good an excuse as any to visit the Metropolis to our near North. About half way to Toronto from Buffalo (yes, there is also an IKEA about half way) is Grimbsy Ontario. This April 26th is the Grimbsby Wayzgoose fair and WNYBAC will be represented at its own table. Admission is free.

Every year on the last Saturday in April, the Grimsby Public Art Gallery celebrates Wayzgoose, a festival of Book Arts. This annual book arts fair brings together private presses from all across Canada and the United States representing the renewal of old friendships, the beginning of new ones, and the appreciation for handmade book and paper arts. Demonstrations and displays of paper making, book binding, calligraphy, paper marbling, and book making celebrates the love of fine art, fine craft, and stories.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

A Curious Type: Graphic Design In Film

A great film series starts today at the George Eastman House/Dryden Theatre in Rochester.

George Eastman House Presents: A CURIOUS TYPE: GRAPHIC DESIGN IN FILM - Graphic design is an implicit part of the filmmaking process. It is often so implicit, however, as to become obscured by some of the flashier aspects of movies. For this series, we’re hoping to uncover the elements of graphic design in cinema by exploring artists and examples that exhibit great design.

April 3rd, 7pm
7pm: RIT Professor, R. Roger Remington lecture on the Bauhaus Films
8pm: László Moholy-Nagy & Bauhaus Films (80 min)

April 10th, 8pm
British Television Advertising Awards 2007

April 17th, 8pm
The Films of Charles & Ray Eames

April 19th
7pm: RIT Professor Charles Bigelow on the history of typography
8pm: HELVETICA with Charles Bigelow in Person!

April 20th, 5pm

April 24, 8pm
Saul Bass and the Art of Title Design

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