Design Assembly Film Screenings 2017

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Design Assembly invites you to our eagerly-anticipated annual film events taking place in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. This year we are delighted to present Briar Levit’s Graphic Means.


Graphic Means Auckland
Thursday 11 May, 8.00pm arrival, film starts 8.15pm
Capitol Cinema
610 Dominion Road
Balmoral, Auckland

Tickets: $25 Professional / $20 Design Assembly Friend
(Not a DA Friend? Click here for details on how to sign up). 

Eventbrite - Creative Refresh with Kathryn Burnett

 

Graphic Means Wellington
Monday 12th June, 6.15pm arrival, film starts at 6.30pm
The Embassy
10 Kent Terrace
Mount Victoria, Wellington 

Tickets: $25 Professional / $20 Design Assembly Friend
(Not a DA Friend? Click here for details on how to sign up). 

Eventbrite - Creative Refresh with Kathryn Burnett

 

Graphic Means Christchurch
Wednesday 14th June, 6.00pm arrival, film starts at 6.15pm
Deluxe Cinema
The Tannery, Woolston
3 Garlands Road, Christchurch

Tickets: $25 Professional / $20 Design Assembly Friend
(Not a DA Friend? Click here for details on how to sign up). 

Eventbrite - Creative Refresh with Kathryn Burnett

 

Up until just over 30 years ago, when the desktop computer debuted, the whole design production process would have been done primarily by hand, and with the aide of analog machines. The design and print industries used a variety of ways to get type and image onto film, plates, and finally to the printed page. Graphic Means is a journey through this transformative Mad Men-era of pre-digital design production to the advent of the desktop computer. It explores the methods, tools, and evolving social roles that gave rise to the graphic design industry as we know it today.

“I have amassed a vast collection of design production manuals (1960s, 70s, and 80s) from thrift shops over the years. As the stack grew, it became clear I was naturally drawn to this period of design, and the skills and processes that went along with it. This is perhaps, because I missed these production methods by about 12 years, and worked almost exclusively with a computer during my education and after. I had some vague knowledge about production before the Mac, but it was only based on brief references my teachers made, or the little-used-tools that remained in various studios I worked in. It occurred to me that if I knew so little, younger graphic designers know even less! So with this, I set out to document the tools, processes, and people, of this brief but critical and fascinating moment in the history of graphic design.”
Briar Levit, Director/Producer



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