We are screening 3 x lunchtime documentaries in the main stage, so you can just kick back and enjoy.
Typography Now | Friday 23rd
In 1991 the seminal book ‘Typography Now’ was published. This film looks at its origin, purpose and some of the reasons for its phenomenal success. The relationship, in this period, between work that was taking place in Holland, the US and Cranbrook in particular, and in the UK is fascinating and the results influenced a generation of designers.
PUNK & PAGEANT | Saturday 24th
This film charts the development of Why Not Associates from graduates of the Royal College of Art in 1987, to figureheads of British graphic design. Their rise took place at a significant period of real change and have made a valuable contribution to the history and value of our discipline.
THE MORE I DRAW | Sunday 25th
“The More I Draw” tells the story of renowned illustrator B. B. Cronin’s journey to New York and shift from his long career in editorial illustration to creating acclaimed children’s books. Showcasing Cronin’s brilliant artwork and animation, the film combines observational footage in Cronin’s Brooklyn home and studio with brutally honest interviews. Though highly opinionated Cronin doesn’t trust himself to speak in public: here, candidly, he talks about his eccentric upbringing in his family’s 1970’s Dublin rooming house and argues every creative should quit their employed positions to freelance.
Cronin’s successful shift to children’s book illustration has led to some of his finest and most fulfilling work to date. “The More I Draw” explores the notion that it is vitally important for creatives to stick to their creative truths.