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SAN DIEGO– Just My Type: Typography Talk and Demonstration
July 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm$5
SAN DIEGO– Pre-Program Demo – Experience art making up close as artist Yomar Augusto demonstrates his craft. Yomar Augusto is a typography artist and graphic designer from Brazil who recently relocated to Southern California after managing his studio in New York City. Yomar also presents commercial and conceptual projects with solo exhibitions in Asia, Europe, North and South America.
Program (begins at 6pm) – Presented in partnership with AIGA, San Diego State University’s Professor Emerita Susan Merritt will focus on high points in the evolution of type among the historical volumes in VOLUMINOUS ART – Treasures from San Diego’s University Libraries, as well as highlight some of the inventive typographic musings among the artists’ books. Sidebars with additional information will help contextualize the selected books and further an understanding of their significance.
Mingei International Museum
1439 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
$5 / Free for Members / Tickets available at the door
This program is part of a project supported by California Humanities through an Humanities for All Quick Grant.
Also check out the Exhibition Voluminous Art for which this is an associated event.
VOLUMINOUS ART – Treasures from San Diego’s University Libraries will celebrate the art of the book by showcasing approximately 25 volumes from each library collection, a sampling that will hint at centuries-old practices of book design, typography, binding and printing.
The oldest work on view will be a manuscript volume on the art and science of spelling from the 1200s. Many of the books will have been printed during the first 50 years after Gutenberg’s breakthrough with movable type, including the Nuremberg Chronicle. There will also be a portfolio of colored pictures hand drawn by a Kiowa Indian named Koba while he was imprisoned at a military facility in St. Augustine, Florida in 1876.
To honor his San Diego legacy, we will include a Dr. Seuss book with an original drawing by Theodor Geisel. Finally, there will be multiple examples of so-called artists’ books – contemporary creations,usually in very small, one-off editions of eccentric art works.