Belles Lettres: The Art of Typography
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From: "Doug Temkin" <dteeeee@...>
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Subject: Belles Lettres: The Art of Typography
> Belles Lettres: The Art of Typography
> San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
> Saturday, October 30, 2004 - Sunday, April 17, 2005
> Literally "beautiful letters" in French, the term
> belles lettres aptly describes works of graphic design
> in which typography plays an aesthetic role, elevating
> print communication to the realm of art.
> This exhibition explores contemporary type treatment,
> looking at how designers employ contrast, scale,
> layering, and formal manipulation to reiterate and
> transform content.
> Drawn entirely from the SFMOMA collection, Belles
> Lettres presents posters, magazines, brochures, and
> books by boundary-breaking designers such as Michael
> Bierut, Jennifer Morla, and Martin Venezky.