CR’s pick of exhibitions, design events and creative activities for the week ahead including Hatch Show Print in London, Aesthetica Short Film Festival in York, Spiegelman retrospective in New York, Photobooks Now talk from Aperture Foundation’s Chris Boot in Washington, J.R. Eyerman Rediscovered in Paris and London, Gestalten Pop-Up Store in Hong Kong and The Craft of Album Art Design Workshop with StormStudios in London …
Hatch Show Print: Nashville Calling
Wed 13 Nov – Sat 14 Dec
Chelsea Space, London
The first UK exhibition for legendary Nashville letterpress print shop Hatch Show Print, exploring the art of the postern the history of visual communication with a rare chance to see archive material and original posters. The show is accompanied by events and live music, including a talk from HatchPrint Show manager Jim Sherraden on 12 Nov at 5pm. For more info click here, plus read an extended feature on Hatch Print Show in the December issue of Creative Review.
Aesthetica Short Film Festival
Various Venues, York
Thu 7 Nov – Sun 10 Nov
Showcasing 300 shorts from over 30 countries, across 15 venues in York this weekend, ASFF presents a diverse selection of films including drama, comedy, thriller, documenarty, animation, music video, experimental, and artists’ films. Venues have been chosen to allow filmgoers to experience the medieval history of the city, where alongside the programme of films, they can enjoy masterclasses, panel discussions, and other networking events, with cinematic experts from BAFTA, Film 4 and the London Film Festival amongst others.
Art Spiegelman’s Co-Mix: A Retrospective
The Jewish Museum, New York
Fri 8 Nov 2013 – Sun 23 March 2014
A retrospective exhibition featuring illustrations from Spiegelman’s most famous work, the graphic novel Maus, about his parents’ survival of the Holocaust (which won the Pulitzer prize in 1992), as well as more recent work including covers for The New Yorker and imagery from his series of children’s books.
Corcoran College of Art + Design, Washington D.C.
Fri 8 Nov 2013
Aperture Foundation Director Chris Boot gives and illustrated talk about the history and future of photography publishing, exploring the role of the photobook and magazine publisher in the digital age, the collectible book, and self-publishing.
J.R. Eyerman Rediscovered
Part One: Kim Novak
Gallery Meyer, Paris
Wed 6 – Sat 23 Nov 2013
Part Two: Beauties, Brutes and other characters
Daniel Blau Gallery, London
Sat 9 Nov – Sat 7 Dec 2013
A retrospective of two exhibitions paying tribute to the renowned American twentieth century photojournalist and his coverage of Hollywood glamour. Eyerman produced covers for Time, National Geographic and Life magazine (including documentation of WWII), created iconic images such as the 1953 cinema audience in 3D glasses, and shot celebrities such as Mailyn Monroe, Walt Disney and Kim Novak. He also developed a type of electric eye to photograph atomic bomb explosions and camera equipment to shoot underwater and capture Aurora Borealis.
Gestalten Pop-Up Store
Kapok, Hong Kong
From 7 Nov 2013
Publisher and creative agency Gestalten opens its first ever pop-up shop, in Hong Kong, with a wide selection of new books and bestselling titles on contemporary visual culture, collectible prints, illustrated totes, stationary and other design items.
The Craft of Album Art Design Workshop with StormStudios
The Proud Archivist, London
Sun 10 Nov 2013
(Storm Thorgerson exhibtion on until 2 Dec)
Workshop and talk on album cover design from StormStudios’ Dan Abbott and Peter Curzon, tracing the journey from initial brief to final image and all the joys and challenges in-between. There will be a Q&A and design exercises to try, and you can catch the exhibtion of Storm Thorgerson’s album artwork on in the gallery, with original designs, unseen sketchbooks and photographs from the archive.
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