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Calendar / Summer Cover to Cover
Just My Type
Friday July 27, 2018 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The magic of books is undeniable. We flip their pages to unlock new adventures, new truths and new possibilities. The best books challenge our preconceived notions and open our minds. They build worlds—some resembling our own and some we’ve yet to discover. This summer, Mingei International Museum will explore the connections between VOLUMINOUS ART – Treasures from San Diego’s University Libraries and the wonder, intrigue and challenges of all things literary, from comic books to libraries to indie book shops.
Deepen your own relationship to books by hearing from local players in the literary scene as they reflect on their fields. Come early for a complimentary happy hour at 5pm, with beer, wine and snacks. The program will begin at 6pm, seating is limited.
Pre-Program Demo – Experience art making up close as artist Yomar Augusto demonstrates his craft. Yomar Augusto is a typography artist and graphic designer from Brazil who recently relocated to Southern California after managing his studio in New York City. Yomar also presents commercial and conceptual projects with solo exhibitions in Asia, Europe, North and South America.
Program (begins at 6pm) – Presented in partnership with AIGA, San Diego State University’s Professor Emerita Susan Merritt will focus on high points in the evolution of type among the historical volumes in VOLUMINOUS ART – Treasures from San Diego’s University Libraries, as well as highlight some of the inventive typographic musings among the artists’ books. Sidebars with additional information will help contextualize the selected books and further an understanding of their significance.
$5 per person after 5:00pm / FREE for Members
This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit www.calhum.org