Robert Brownjohn Retrospective at the Design Museum
Following the huge success of the Saul Bass on Film exhibition, the curators at the Design Museum soon will herald the work of design master Robert Brownjohn (1925-1970) in the first major retrospective of his work. The wit and sexiness of much of Brownjohn's work, and especially his film titles for From Russia with Love (1963) and Goldfinger (1964) are not to be missed. To coincide with this retrospective, the book 'Robert Brownjohn: Sex and Typography' will be published by Laurence King Publishing (Princeton Architectural Press in USA and Canada). Designed by Quentin Newark and written by Emily King, this book promises to be a must-have for American design and film title afficionados.
More at http://www.designmuseum.org
12 THEN 12 NOW featured at Filmhuis Den Haag
Filmhuis Den Haag, one of the coolest film centers in Europe, will feature the DESIGN FILMS compilation 12 THEN 12 NOW as part of a three-day program of short films and international and Dutch motion graphics. Playing June3-5 in Zaal 5. More at http://www.filmhuisdenhaag.nl
DESIGN FILMS Mourns the Death of Partner, Thinker, Writer Ken Coupland
We are sad to announce that DESIGN FILMS partner Ken Coupland died on January 21, 2005, at home in Oakland California, surrounded by close friends. There will be no service; donations in his memory can be made to Coming Home Hospice, 115 Diamond Street, San Francisco, CA 94114.
Ken's Obituary: http://designfilms.org/kenObituary.htm
SFMOMA AND DESIGN FILMS PRESENTS AN EVENING OF TYPOGRAPHIC FILM TITLES
20 January 2005
In conjunction with SFMOMA's exhibition Belles Lettres: The Art of Typography, DESIGN FILMS presents Typecast: The Art of the Typographic Title. The use of typography to generate emotive response is not restricted to printed material; a number of films also rely upon ingenious application of the letter form. David Peters presents a selection of extraordinary typographic sequences such as those from Barbarella (Arcady, 1967) and Seven (Kyle Cooper, 1996). Presented at the Phyllis Wattis Theater, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
More at http://www.sfmoma.com/exhibitions
AIGA BOSTON SCREENS FILM TITLES IN THE 1960s
28 October 2004
The AIGA Design in Context series will feature David Peters presenting more than 20 ground-breaking works from the 1960s, the golden age of film titles. This tumultuous decade saw seminal talents like Saul Bass, Maurice Binder, Pablo Ferro and Richard Williams do their most iconic and experimental work for some of cinema's most demanding directors. Presented at NorthEastern Blackman Theater.
More at http://boston.aiga.org
TV TITLES FROM 1960s AT LONDON'S KEMISTRY GALLERY
September 1 through October 30, 2004
Showcasing three outstanding designers, Lodge, Jeapes and McGhie, whose pioneering work in the 1960s reached into millions of homes. Among the first to realise the potential of moving graphic sequences combined with sound to create a mood and engage viewers in only 30 seconds, their influence can still be felt today.
More at http://www.kemistry.co.uk
RES SCREENING OF FILM TITLES WITH PETERS, COOPER, AND FONG
September 21, 2004
Contrasting classics in film title design with new work. Hosted by David Peters of DESIGN FILMS, with special guests Kyle Cooper of PROLOGUE FILMS, and Karin Fong of IMAGINARY FORCES. Presented by RES at The Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.
More at http://www.res.com/events
TYPE HIGH: MUSIC POSTERS AND FILM TITLES IN THE 1960s, SAN FRANCISCO
Wednesday 21 July, 7pm at Julia Morgan Auditorium
An eye-popping trip through the wildest music posters and film title sequences of the 1960s. Featuring psychedelic poster artist Victor Moscoso and media historian David Peters. Admission is free.
More at http://www.typecon.com
BBC4: BACK ROW ON SAUL BASS
Broadcast 11 July 2004
London film critic Chris Tookey interviews David Peters on the achievements of Saul Bass. Bonus: Tookey first talks with Jackie Chan about the remake of Around the World in 80 Days.
Listen in at http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/arts/backrow/backrow.shtml
SAUL BASS ON FILM AT THE DESIGN MUSEUM, LONDON
17 July through 10 October
Design master Saul Bass is the subject of a major exhibition, the first since his death in 1996. Examining his career as a title designer and filmmaker this show is the latest in a long-overdue appreciation of his creative accomplishments.
More at http://www.designmuseum.org/designerex/saul-bass.htm
DISCOVERING SAUL BASS SYMPOSIUM AT DESIGN MUSEUM, LONDON
Saturday 11 September, 10am to 4:30pm
Learn more about the great film title designer Saul Bass in this day-long symposium organised in collaboration with the National Film Theatre. After a morning of talks and an exhibition tour at the Design Museum, the day will end at the NFT with a screening of Vertigo.
More at http://www.designmuseum.org/
TCM PRESENTS A SAUL BASS RETROSPECTIVE
TCM showcases films with opening title sequences by legendary graphic designer Saul Bass, who is widely credited with creating many, if not most, of the masterpieces of classic modern movie title design. DESIGN FILMS organizers Ken Coupland and David Peters consulted and provided research on the series along with future programming that is projected to include further explorations of the medium.
Airing on consecutive Wednesdays throughout the month of June, "Giving Credit: The Look of Saul Bass" features five evenings of programming and some 18 feature films for which Bass designed opening and closing title sequences and films on which he participated as a design consultant, along with the sole dramatic feature he directed.