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[BKARTS] Massin in San Francisco



 This is a unique opportunity to hear one of the most renowned book
designers/typographers of the twentieth century!

MASSIN IN SAN FRANCISCO
>
> Saturday, September 20, the San Francisco Center for the Book is pleased
> to present a very special event connected to our current exhibition
> "Massin in Continuo: a Dictionary." Robert Massin, one of the worlds
> foremost designer of books, is coming from Paris, curator Laetitia Wolff
> from New York, and type and design authority John Berry from Seattle for a
> symposium on Massin's career as a designer and the father of expressive
> typography.
>
> Massin's groundbreaking work in the 1960's established him as one of the
> most inventive of trade book designers. His pre-digital methods for
> creating type distortion included printing type letterpress on condoms,
> stretching them, and photographing the results. His most famous book is a
> visual interpretation of Ionesco's Le Cantatrice chauve. This is Massin's
> first Bay Area appearance.
>
>
> Symposium & reception: September 20, 2003
> Symposium: Timken Lecture Hall, California College of the Arts
  1111 8th Street, San Francisco (directions on the CCA website)
> 2-4pm
> Reception - San Francisco Center for the Book, 300 De Haro Street
> 4-6:30pm
>
> Information:415/565-0545
> info@xxxxxxxx
> www.sfcbc.org
>

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