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Boulder Film Series: “Linotype: the Film”

When
Mon, Jan 25, 2016 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where
Dairy Arts Center
2590 Walnut Street
Boulder, CO 80302

Join AIGA Colorado for the screening of "Linotype: The Film" directed by Doug Wilson.
Tickets for this event can be purchased through the Dairy Arts Center and at the door.


About the Film:

Linotype: the Film is a feature-length documentary centered around the Linotype type casting machine. Called the "Eighth Wonder of the World" by Thomas Edison, it revolutionized printing and society. The film tells the charming and emotional story of the people connected to the Linotype and how it impacted the world.

The Linotype (pronounced "line-o-type") completely transformed the communication of information similarly to how the internet is now changing communication again. Although these machines were revolutionary, technology began to supersede the Linotype and they were scrapped and melted-down by the thousands. Today, very few machines are still in existence.

The highly-skilled operators of the Linotype are in a battle against time. If their skills are not passed along to a new generation of operators, the machine will die completely. There is a small group of former operators that want to save the Linotype from the scrap yard, but some see this as a fruitless endeavor.

What place does the Linotype have in the age of new technology? Should the machine be shoved into a museum and left to rust? Why should anyone care about typography or the technology of communication? The film seeks to answer these questions.

Doug comes to the film from a background of graphic design and letterpress printing. Born and raised in the Midwest, he has travel in his blood and has visited five continents.

He has a BFA in Graphic Design and Art History. In 2008, he spent a summer as an artist in residence at l'Association pour le Patrimoine Industriel in Geneva, Switzerland. He also has worked at an advertising agency and taught typography as an adjunct professor.

When not editing the film, he enjoys the great outdoors with his wife, Allison.
Fun Fact: Doug loves olive oil, but really can't stand the taste of olives.

Tickets for this event can be purchased through the Dairy Arts Center and at the door.

Full Price/Non-member: $11
Senior/Student: $8
Member: $6

6:30pm Come Early to enjoy concessions & network
7:00pm Linotype the Film starts
8:20pm Q&A with filmmaker Doug Wilson

Proudly sponsored by Sprint

 

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