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Please join Edgar Arceneaux, Julian Myers, and Kimberly Varella for a presentation and reception for the book Hopelessness Freezes Time.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
at Department of Graphic Sciences
625 W. College St. #203, L.A. 90012
Late in 2011 LACMA hosted its Art + Film Gala honoring director/actor Clint Eastwood and enigmatic artist/provocateur John Baldessari. Heartily DGS accepted a commission to collaborate with John, designing the whole package for a special edition release of his film Script, in DVD form.
Electronic Arts describes Script as such:
Script is the opposite of an improvisational exercise. Seven couples, all amateurs, are handed pages from random movie scripts and instructed to enact the absurd text through force of imagination, without direction or knowledge of what the others are doing.
The most surprising project for the year here at DGS was this quick true-type font we developed for Supermarché's short documentary on conceptual artist John Baldessarri. We were deep in the trenches designing a deluxe DVD box of Baldessarri's own film Script for LACMA's major gala "Art+Film" (for which Supermarché's film was being created as well), when Supermarché (Paranormal 3, Catfish) asked us about the titles for their doc. In three days we set out to create the font, Wrong. The letter forms are based off a group of paintings, executed for Baldessari by a professional sign painter. In some ways that guy is actually the original generator of the font.
Greetings and Happy New Year! We took a much-needed break over the holidays, after a whirlwind fall here at DGS. For our holiday gift this year, we pulled out our table top letterpress, some spray paint and a selection of deliciously soft museum board and made this print of a hummingbird on a florescent orange, pink and gold background. Did you know the fluttering wings of these tiny yet industrious birds move in the pattern of a figure eight? Here's to an infinitely creative and prosperous twenty eleven.
There are many good things to do this Saturday in and around L.A.. Here are just a few of the things are friends are up to:
11/7: Machine Project is hosting its first ever fund-raising benefit. It should be loads of fun.
"What to expect? Opportunities to steal art from a laser-protected,
action movie-style perimeter, wager on microscopic slime mold races,
try your hand at gold panning to prospect for real gold nuggets, stay
late to huddle around the firepit to make ’smores, partake from the
amply stocked wine and beer bar, have a wood-fired pizza from an
on-site brick pizza oven, enjoy music from four different acts, replace
your old Getty Museum fake ID, participate in head-to-head speed
soldering contests and eat noodles supplied by Kwong Dynasty Noodle Cart."