AIGA Reno/Tahoe presents
JUST LIKE BEING THERE.
Join AIGA Reno/Tahoe for an exclusive screening of “Just Like Being There” at the Lincoln Lounge on Thursday, August 28. An SXSW 2012 selection, this in-depth documentary tells the story of the history and rise of gig posters, with an intimate look into the artists behind them and the cultural impact of the once under-appreciated artform. Beginning at 6:30pm, the event will feature live music and pop-up poster shops by both Rock City Posters and Lil Tuffy, who will also be guest speaking.
WHO IS LIL TUFFY
Lil Tuffy is an American rock poster artist, bad-ass, and printmaker. He was born in Michigan. Currently he lives and works in San Francisco, California.
Lil Tuffy is best known for his minimal style which relies heavily on typography and incorporates negative space. He creates limited edition, hand-screened posters for such bands as the Black Lips and Pavement, as well as many others. He also created the CBGB's 30th Anniversary poster.
Tuffy's poster for the Noise Pop music festival appeared in the 2006 Lindsay Lohan film Just My Luck and, most recently, the HBO series, "Looking." In 2002, he started working with the Firehouse Kustom Rock Art Company. In 2005, he established his own studio. Lil Tuffy has curated the Noise Pop Festival poster show since 2004 and has exhibited his work all over the world, in the US, Canada, Mexico, Spain, Portugal, Germany, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Serbia, and the UK.
His posters have appeared in many publications: The Art of Modern Rock and its companion "Mini #2", "Panda Meat Vol. 1", "Swag 2", "Rock Paper Show", and "Gig Posters Vol. 1". He appears at most Flatstock poster shows at music festivals such as Bumbershoot, Pitchfork, and South by Southwest.
August 28, 2014
6:30pm - 10pm
$10 - AIGA Members
$15 - Non-Members
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Experience provocative speakers, local culture, nightly networking receptions, competitions, exhibitions, professional development sessions and face-to-face roundtables with your design heroes. For more information, please visit: www.aiga.org/AIGA-design-conference-2015