This year we are presenting a series of three films to inspire, educate and entertain the design community.
All three films speak to something the Roman statesman Cicero said two thousand years ago (heavily paraphrased here), “If you don’t know what happened before you were born, you’ll never get to play with the grownups”.
The series focuses on graphic design, industrial design and architecture.
Graphic Means – April 7
It’s been roughly 30 years since the desktop computer revolutionized the way the graphic design industry works. For decades before that, it was the hands of industrious workers, and various ingenious machines and tools that brought type and image together on meticulously prepared paste-up boards, before they were sent to the printer.
Graphic Means explores graphic design production of the 1950s through the 1990s—from linecaster to photocomposition, and from paste-up to PDF.
Rams – July 14
From the maker of Helvetica and Objectified, Rams is a documentary portrait of Dieter Rams, one of the most influential designers alive, and a rumination on consumerism, sustainability, and the future of design.
Dieter’s philosophy is about more than just design, it’s about a way to live. It’s about getting rid of distractions and visual clutter, and just living with what you need. The film features original music by Brian Eno.
“To quantify his impact, you need only look at the millions of Apple products in our pockets.” —Fast Company
Desert Utopia – October 6
This film offers an introduction to many of the biggest names in post-war modernist architecture. Southern California’s Coachella Valley, including the communities of Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Desert Hot Springs, boasts hundreds of extraordinary midcentury modern homes, public buildings and commercial structures.
The film features many iconic modern designers such as William F. Cody, Albert Frey, William Krisel, John Lautner, Richard Neutra, R.M. Schindler, Donald Wexler, E. Stewart Williams and how they left their collective mark on this desert paradise.
All films will be shown on Sunday evenings at 7:00 p.m. at the Dairy Arts Center, Boedecker Theater, in Boulder. Tickets for all are $16.00.
Ticketing will ONLY be through the Dairy Arts Center.
Tickets will be available approximately 4 weeks before each screening.
AIGACO, Arch11, Berger & Föhr, Cast Iron Design, Interact, Moxie Sozo, Neon Space Lab, Jeff and Sharon Samson, Studio Signorella, Vermilion Design + Digital