The folks at House Industries and PLINC have an upcoming exhibition at Chapman University, which opens February 6, 2012. Details over at the PLINC site.
Fanatical Mechanical: Photo-Lettering and the Paste-Up Era Opening: Feb. 6, 2012, 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Opening Lecture: Rich Roat of House Industries, Feb. 6, 2012, 7:00 p.m. Place:Chapman University Guggenheim Gallery, Orange, Calif. Exhibition Runs from Feb. 6 through March 9, 2012 Open Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
House Industries celebrates the craft of Photo-Lettering’s past while presenting it in the context of contemporary relevance. David Dodde’s prodigious hand-printed panels and substantial scrims mingle with custom lithographic layers and fascinating alphabetic fixtures by fanatical fabricators Marc Wiegers and Roger VanTill of Greenwood Studios. Sprinkled throughout the exhibit are carefully excavated and curated historical Photo-Lettering components including original films, rare specimen books and ceramic artifacts.