LACMA will be screening the documentary Graphic Means: A History of Graphic Design Production on January 15. There will be a Q&A with director Briar Levit following the screening. The program is free and open to the public.
2017, 84 min | Directed by Briar Levit
Includes a post screening conversation with Briar Levit
Up until just over 30 years ago, when the desktop computer debuted, the whole design production process was done primarily by hand, and with the aid of analog machines. The design and print industries used a variety of ways to get type and image onto film, plates, and finally to the printed page. Graphic Means is a journey through this transformative Mad Men-era of pre-digital design production to the advent of the desktop computer. It explores the methods, tools, and evolving social roles that gave rise to the graphic design industry as we know it today.