Join us at The Branch Museum on Thursday, November 17th, at 6pm for a free viewing of Graphic Means: A History of Graphic Design Production followed by a discussion with director and producer, Briar Levit.
Graphic Means uncovers the hidden history of the graphic design industry’s cold type era. Decades before, every desktop had a computer; it was the hands of industrious workers and ingenious tools that brought type and image together. It explores rapid changes in design from the mid-twentieth century through the 1990s. Levit and her team spent years traveling around the US and UK interviewing design legends. Graphic Means gives viewers a look at the history of the ever-evolving design industry, and what’s in store for the future.
Briar Levit is an Associate Professor of Graphic Design at Portland State University. She came up as a designer in San Francisco in the late 1990s, and missed the cold type era by about ten years. She earned her undergraduate degree from San Francisco State University and her master’s degree from Central St. Martin’s College of Art & Design in London. Her design practice originally focused on publication and book design. Since making Graphic Means: A History of Graphic Design Production, she has become much more focused on helping to expand the graphic design history canon.