Photo-Lettering and the Paste-Up Era

This just in from the folks at House Industries:

Fanatical Mechanical: Photo-Lettering and the Paste-Up Era, a new exhibition opening February 6 at Chapman University’s Guggenheim Gallery (Feb. 6 through March 9, 2012) displays mechanical-era graphic artifacts with their modern iterations and deftly demonstrates the relevance of traditional graphic arts techniques in a contemporary context. By adroitly juxtaposing traditional materials and processes with contemporary applications, Fanatical Mechanical is less a history lesson and more a lesson of how to learn from history.

Opening: Feb. 6, 2012, 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Opening Lecture: Rich Roat of House Industries, Feb. 6, 2012, 6:00 p.m. Chapman University Guggenheim Gallery, Orange, California.

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3 thoughts on “Photo-Lettering and the Paste-Up Era

  1. Rachelle W. Chuang

    Thanks for posting this event! The exhibition is free. RSVP on the facebook page here:
    FANATICAL MECHANICAL: PHOTO-LETTERING & THE PASTE-UP ERAChapman University Guggenheim Gallery – Orange, CAFebruary 6 – March 9, 2012 Open Monday – Saturday 11am-5pmOPENING RECEPTIONMonday, February 6, 2012 5:30-9pmSpecial Presentation by Rich Roat, House IndustriesVISUAL SPEAKER SERIES:Wednesday, March 7, 2012 7-8pmJeff Campbell, Lithographix, Inc.Scott Avery, Cenveo

  2. Constance

    Compugraphic typesetting equipment was the humble beginning of my career. First it was tape with little holes punched it that was run through a machine that made the photo image of letters. A couple of years after that, it was a bigger machine that photographed the image of each letter to special photographic paper that had to be processed. Sheets were waxed and pasted and the Xacto knife was THE tool of the trade!