9/22: Logorama and Helvetica at LaunchPad
Description: a screening of the recent eye-popping short from H5 production house in France, Logorama (2009, 16min) a 3D animated action flick that constructs a dystopian LA out of a whopping 2,500 corporate logos and mascots. From the makers: “Logorama presents us with an over-marketed world built only from logos and real trademarks that are destroyed by a series of natural disasters (including an earthquake and a tidal wave of oil). Logotypes are used to describe an alarming universe (similar to the one that we are living in) with all the graphic signs that accompany us everyday in our lives. This over-organized universe is violently transformed by the cataclysm becoming fantastic and absurd. It shows the victory of the creative against the rational, where nature and human fantasy triumph.”
Followed by Gary Hustwit’s recent celebrated doc Helvetica(2007, 80min) about the typefont, graphic design, and global visual culture.
Details: Wednesday Sept. 22 8pm at LaunchPad. 721 Franklin Ave. 2/3/4/5 to Franklin Ave. Free/popcorn provided/BYOB
Also, for those who like movies, the Willifest International Film Festival is this weekend from the 23rd - 26th in Williamsburg. Check 'em out.