August 16, 2011

Chicago Screening of Herbert Matter Documentary

Back in January, I shared a post about the making of the Herbert Matter documentary film. Slated to be screened only in Los Angeles, Switzerland, and Virginia in 2011, it was proving difficult for many of us to see. I have just learned that the Elmhurst Art Museum is hosting a presentation of the documentary film The Visual Language of Herbert Matter, on Friday September 23rd, 2011. Take a look at this gorgeous video clip of the entry sequence from the film. You can learn more about the film by visiting the official website . For those of you in the Chicago area, it will no doubt prove to be a wonderful event. Hope to see you there.

“I am very excited about the new documentary film, The Visual Language of Herbert Matter. It provides a revealing look at the fascinating life of the highly influential mid-century modern design master. He was a true multi-disciplanary designer, blurring the lines between graphic design, film, and photography. Swiss born Herbert Matter is largely credited with expanding the use of photography as a design tool and bringing the semantics of fine art into the realm of applied arts.”

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