Graphic Means: A History of Graphic Design Production

Briar Levit (Director)

It’s been roughly 30 years since the desktop computer revolutionized the way the graphic design industry works. For decades before that, it was the hands of industrious workers, and various ingenious machines and tools that brought type and image together on meticulously prepared paste-up boards, before they were sent to the printer.
Graphic Means, is a film that explores graphic design production of the 1950s through the 1990s—from linecaster to photocomposition, and from paste-up to PDF.

Featuring among others:

Ellen Lupton, April Greiman, Tobias Frere-Jones, Adrian Shaughnessy, Paul Brainerd, Steven Heller, Colin Brignall & Dave Farey, Art Chantry, Lou Brooks, Ken Garland.

This 2-DVD, region-free set includes 4 extra scenes as well as the official trailer.

8 subtitle languages including: English, Spanish, French, German, Russian, Italian, Chinese, and Japanese.