CDPUG August Meeting: Graphic Means Documentary & CDPUG’s 30 Year Anniversary Party

Bill Kiraly   March 9, 2017   Comments Off on CDPUG August Meeting: Graphic Means Documentary & CDPUG’s 30 Year Anniversary Party
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2017-08-31 6:45 PM - 11:30 PM
The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque
Address: 11610 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106, United States

GRAPHIC MEANS: A History of Graphic Design Production
USA, 2017, Briar Levit

This new documentary explores how graphic design production was accomplished before the advent of the desktop computer almost three decades ago. From the 1950s and into the 1990s, it took some ingenious analog machines and tools, and skilled hands, to marry images and type on meticulously prepared paste-up boards that were delivered to the printer. This fascinating overview by art instructor Briar Levit remembers this vanished moment in design history.

Cleveland premiere. DVD. 90 min. Screening co-sponsored by AIGA Cleveland, Cleveland Digital Publishing Users Group (CDPUG), and the Northern Ohio Illustrators Society (NOIS). AIGA, CDPUG, and NOIS members $7.

Cinematheque Parking
Free parking is available in Lots 73, 74, and CIA Annex Lot. Enter building through Entrance C. Handicap parking is available in Lot 73. Entrance A will also be open for those who park elsewhere or take public transit.

The Meeting After the Meeting
The Cleveland Digital Publishing Users Group will celebrate our 30th Anniversary afterwards. Join us at the Happy Dog Euclid Tavern (across the street) from 8:30 - ? Members and non-members welcome. Partygoers will need to order their own drinks and food. Sorry, no pizza, but there will be lots of Happy Dogs. ūüėȬ† Show your CDPUG name badge at the door or mention that you are with CDPUG to get in free. We will meet downstairs in the Underdog Bar.

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    Join us at our very special annual meeting ‚Äúshowcasing‚ÄĚ the talents and stories of CDPUG members, and a few select non-members, presented in a Five-Minute Portfolio format. Presenters will share their best work, what they enjoy, and who they are, using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds, for a total of five high-energy minutes.

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    Date: Thursday, May 30, 2019
    Reception: 6:00 p.m.
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    Driving and Parking Directions
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    Preparation Help: For presenters busy preparing for the 15th Annual CDPUG Showcase check out the links below:

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    Please help with an RSVP

    While an RSVP is not required for our members and guests to attend, it is strongly encouraged! We order our catered food, based on the number of RSVPs we receive. So, to make sure that we order enough food for all who attend, please RSVP at the following link: Click here to submit an RSVP. Thank you for your help!


Bill Kiraly

About Bill Kiraly

Web and application developer, writer, photographer, web and graphic designer. I do 3D photography and build video and slideshow presentations.