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TYPE PLUS Book Launch Exhibition + A tribute to Hans Hillmann: Film Posters

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TYPE PLUS Book Launch Exhibition + A tribute to Hans Hillmann: Film Posters

TYPE PLUS Book Launch Exhibition | 11am

Small show of work by some of the designers featured in Type Plus.

About the book:
Type Plus investigates the practice of combining typography with images to increase effectiveness, potency and visual impact. Today, graphic designers use type in partnership with graphic elements in ways that turbo charge meaning and impact.

Type plus image – or images – can greatly enhance typographic expression. And letterforms themselves, when redrawn, combined, distorted, or augmented with decorative embellishments, can enhance meaning and lend emotive qualities to all kinds of typographic communication.

By focusing on a host of contemporary practitioners from around the world, Type Plus creates a picture of a new dynamism in typographic expression. The era of type as a passive, semi-invisible holder of meaning is long gone.

Book includes interviews with Non Format, Two Points.Net and Eric Brandt.

Hans Hillmann: Film Posters | 11.45am

One of the most important Modernist German graphic artists, Hans Hillmann designed 130 film posters between 1953 and 1974, including designs for landmark films such as Akira Kurosawa’s The Seven Samurai and Robert Bresson’s Pickpocket. Hillmann had as much of a signature as the auteurs whose films he interpreted, revered directors such as Jean- Luc Godard, Ingmar Bergman, Jean Cocteau, Michelangelo Antonioni, Federico Fellini and Luis Buñuel.

As a tribute to the designer and illustrator who died in May this year, Kemistry Gallery will hold an exhibition of Hillmann’s film posters from 21 August – 27 September. This will be the first presentation of his work in the UK and will give a full overview of the evolution of his style.