Typeface DVD pre-orders take-off!

After an email announcement sent out earlier today, Typeface pre-orders, poster sales and screening requests have been taking off! If you haven't yet, you may want to pre-order your limited edition collector's DVD or snag one of the remaining posters in the store. They're going fast! Also, remember that the deadline to submit your artwork for the DVD is running out - you have only until midnight on May 3rd! Here's some of the recent twitter buzz: Continued

Typeface DVD pre-order is open - get your artwork on the DVD!

Kartemquin is now accepting pre-order purchases for the Typeface DVD. The DVD, out on May 28th 2010, features extra scenes and a slideshow of art created by Tyepface fans inspired by the film, and is exclusively available from the Typeface website. The first 1,000 copies of the DVD also contain a limited edition letterpressed woodtype poster designed by Hamilton Woodtype Museum Artistic Director Bill Moran. Get your order in today! Also, don't miss the chance to get your own artwork on the DVD by submitting to our call for works inspired by the film. Continued

Hoop Dreams and In the Family featured in new book on documentary

Kartemquin documentaries Hoop Dreams and In the Family are featured in the book Documentary Media: History, Theory, Practice by Broderick Fox. Hoop Dreams is discussed at length in a chapter titled "Crafting Your Story" and In the Family is highly praised for its editing, animated sequences and complex use of sound design in a chapter titled "Audiovisualizing the Documentary." The book is available from publisher Pearson Higher Education Press and other retailers. Continued

Get your art on the Typeface DVD!

Be a part of Typeface! Send us your Typeface-inspired artwork. If we love it, we’ll put it on the Typeface DVD – and send you a free copy!   Kartemquin Films invites designers, artists, filmmakers and typographers to submit artworks inspired by the award-winning documentary Typeface. As the film has traveled the world these past few months, many viewers have already created some amazing artwork related to the film. Now it’s our turn to celebrate you! We’ll be displaying the posters, videos and designs you’ve made on the Typeface website, and will have a selection of our favorites on the upcoming Typeface DVD (out on May 28th – pre-order starting April 28). Continued