Event: The inspiring art of film title design - Thursday 9 September
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You are invited to the forty-fourth AIGA Experience Design London meeting.
Flash and Dynamic HTML have made dynamic type (and form) possible in digital media. On the Web we have progressed beyond the Flash splash page (and its essential 'skip intro' button) but creative work has largely focused on interactive ads. Interactive TV has exploited dynamic text and graphics for presenting information, but not for their experiential possibilities.
Film titles represent the combination of graphic design with the new media of the twentieth century. What we can learn from the design of film titles about the possibilities of type and movement in the new media of the twenty-first century? About the combination of image, movement and sound? Creating richness and engagement? Capturing an idea and creating 'an emblematic image'?
Experience design has much to learn from the development and accomplishments of early modern and contemporary film title designers, and the inspiring stories of pioneering figures such as Saul Bass. Please join us for an evening of presentation, discussion and debate.
Thursday 9 September, 6:30 for 7PM (until 9:00 PM)
Oyster Partners, 1 Naoroji Street, London WC1X 0JD
(between Farringdon, King's Cross and Angel tube stations)
There is no payment to attend. Attendance will be limited.
Please only RSVP if you are likely to be able to attend. Drinks will
be available to early arrivals. Please email all enquiries to this
address, not Oyster Partners.
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Presentation: The inspiring art of film title design
-- David Peters, Design Films, San Francisco
David is founder and director of Design Films, a project that began in 1999. Researching thousands of films, he has created an extensive collection of title sequences and short films on design, spanning the history of cinema. His pioneering work in media history was recognised in 1993 when he was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts grant. In addition to his work in media history and aesthetics, David is principal and design strategist of the communication design firm Exbrook.
- David's presentation will include title sequences from Bullitt (1968), The Thomas Crown Affair (1968), and Barbarella (1968).
Full biographies, and notes from the last event, can be found at:
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On Saturday 11 September David Peters will also be presenting at the 'Discovering Saul Bass symposium' (Design Museum, London). Tickets cost £45 for non-members, and some may still be available. The related Saul Bass exhibition at the Design Museum runs until 10 October.
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Our autumn events are still being programmed and will be announced at the end of this event.