Reel Design : Proceed & Be Bold!
February 15, 2012 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Chop Shop
Join AIGA Charlotte, for an exclusive screening of the film: PROCEED AND BE BOLD. The documentary covers the life and works of, Amos Paul Kennedy Jr, an African American letterpress poster designer. At 40 years of age, Kennedy abandoned the traditional American Dream to follow his own. Unsatisfied with his comfortable, middle-class life, Amos traded in his computer for a printing press and his white collar for a pair of overalls. Armed with life, liberty, peanuts, and a meager yearly income of $7,000, Amos cranked out a new, mutinous declaration of independence.
Doors are at 6:30, and screening starts promptly at 7:00pm.
Register for the event below. Interested in attending multiple events during Letterpress Fest, and looking for the best deal? Check out our 'Press Pass, good for all the events except Kyle's TypeTruck workshops.
About the Film
Proceed and Be Bold! joins Amos for a titillating retelling of his story, while examining the pretensions and provisions of the art world. The work of this self-proclaimed “Humble Negro Printer” raises emotionally-charged questions and reveals remarkable depth beneath the bold print. By learning the rules and then choosing to break them, Amos redefines what life (and letterpress printing) can be: exhilarating and subversive.
His provocative sense of humor seeps out of every word he speaks and his radical philosophies on the American consciousness (or unconsciousness) will awaken any listless bystander. After experiencing Amos' humble journey, you'll never look at your middle class life the same way again.
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399 E. 35th St., Charlotte, NC 28205