News for September 2010

Typeface Chicagoland TV premiere announced!

Great news for Chicago's Typeface fans: WTTW 11 will air the Illinois broadcast premiere of Justine Nagan's award-winning film on November 18th 2010 at 9pm. More details will be announced soon - but start planning your viewing party now! Want to get your local PBS network to show Typeface? Request a screening so we can show them the demand!Typeface was also featured in Chicago Art Magazine today in a great article about the film's impact in helping the resurgence of the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum. Read "The Rebirth of Wood Type." Continued

Kennedy Center to honor Bill T. Jones

Kartemquin would like to congratulate Bill T. Jones, subject of our upcoming film A Good Man, on being named as a 2010 Kennedy Center Honoree. The prestigious award is bestowed upon individuals who have made worthy lifetime contributions to arts and culture by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The Center's Chairman David M. Rubenstein stated: "the inventive style and imaginative artistry of Bill T. Jones has had an invaluable impact on the varied landscapes of dance and theater." The other 2010 honorees are Sir Paul McCartney, Merle Haggard, Jerry Herman and Oprah Winfrey. Continued

Typeface fan power in action

Typeface will screen in Pittsburgh on October 20th, and we want to thank you for helping make it happen! We launched a Screening Request map tool (made by Crowd Controls) a couple of weeks ago, and Typeface fans from across the world immediately took to action, putting down early markers in Chile, Brazil, England, Portugal, Ireland, Belgium, Denmark and Singapore! But it was the fans in Pittsburgh who made the biggest impact, with their enthusiasm helping to set up the screening just announced today in conjunction with AIGA Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Filmmakers. Yet another sign of the amazing community built around this film. Continued

Rock the Doc with Kartemquin!

On October 14th at 7pm Kartemquin will host ROCK THE DOC! at Angels and Kings in Chicago. We're inviting documentary fans across Chicago to join Kartemquin filmmakers and staff for our fall benefit party, featuring DJ set by Pretty Good Dance Moves Exclusive sneak preview of an upcoming Kartemquin film. Drink Specials Kartemquin Filmmakers bartending! VJ mix from the KTQ Archives. Lots more surprises! No need to RSVP - just show up and rock the doc with us! Continued

Typeface Tribe Parties in Texas

Typeface fan and designer Kyle Steed hosted a special screening of the film in his home last week in Dallas, Texas. After promoting the event on Twitter and his own website, Kyle gathered together a happy tribe of hardcore design lovers who - being the creative types characteristic of this film's community - were not content with just watching the film, but also made their own signage from beautiful hand-cut letters! Here's a link to more pictures from the night. Thanks to Kyle and friends! Continued