Monday, August 24, 2009

August 25-27 Rock Poster, Book Cover, Type Design Design Festival

This blog does not list shows of rock poster art. Not that is is not creative. It exists in its own local ecosystem of aesthetics, audience and commerce. But for an examination of that world, Died Young, Stayed Pretty, by filmmaker Eileen Yaghoobian, shows this evening as part of a three night series, Design à Trois, by the local chapter of the AIGA. They do graphics. Music after, of course, at Slabtown.

Night two is an examination of book cover art. Powell's always has many entertaining examples in the windows facing 10th. Tonight New York designer-comedian, an interesting combination on many levels, Patrick Borelli, presents You Should Judge A Book By Its Cover. It is his presentation of 50 favorite book covers, with comedic commentary.

The third night is a one hour collection of typography and motion graphic text films. The Typophile Film Fest is produced by Punchcut, a San Francisco interface production company. The trailer is an old i-D punk-style collage, which was [is?] a common rock poster genre.

Tuesday, film, Cinema 21, 616 NW 21st 7PM $8, bands later Slabtown, Free
Wednesday, talk, Art Institute of Portland, 1122 NW Davis, 7PM cash only $10
Thursday, film, Art Institute of Portland, 1122 NW Davis, 7PM cash only $10