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Belles Lettres: The Art of Typography

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  • Jill Littlewood
    ... From: Doug Temkin To: Sent: Sunday, January 02, 2005 9:28 PM Subject: Belles Lettres: The Art of
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      From: "Doug Temkin" <dteeeee@...>
      To: <Jill@...>
      Sent: Sunday, January 02, 2005 9:28 PM
      Subject: Belles Lettres: The Art of Typography


      > FYI
      >
      > Belles Lettres: The Art of Typography
      >
      > San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
      > Saturday, October 30, 2004 - Sunday, April 17, 2005
      >
      > http://www.sfmoma.org/exhibitions/exhib_detail.asp?id=178
      >
      > 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.
      >
      >
      >
      > http://www.sfmoma.org/exhibitions/exhib_detail.asp?id=178
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