Talks & Events
In recent years, Art of the Title has participated in a number of international events including live, "In Conversation With..." events, the AIGA Design Conference, FITC, SXSW, MODE Summit, PromaxBDA, TIFF Next Wave Festival, TCM Classic Film Festival, and others. We have done talks at festivals and conferences, facilitated and judged awards shows, and curated sections of major film and design exhibitions.
Our site staff is based primarily in Toronto, Canada.
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December 12, 2016: OCAD University Alumni Event
TIFF Bell Lightbox — Toronto, Canada
October 29, 2016: Brief Festival
Conde Duque — Madrid, Spain
April 19, 2016: FITC
Hilton Toronto — Toronto, Canada
Lola Landekic and Will Perkins gave a talk entitled “Titles or GTFO: 100 Years of Title Design in Film, TV, and Beyond"
February 26, 2016: In Conversation With... Dan Perri
Village Workspaces — Los Angeles, California
February 25, 2016: The Good, The Bad, and The Oscars (with AIGA LA)
The Downtown Independent — Los Angeles, California
March 29, 2015: TCM Classic Film Festival
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel – Los Angeles, California
Ian Albinson presented a talk entitled “100 Years of Title Design,” exploring this vast, beautiful, and underappreciated field from its origins at the beginning of the film industry, through its golden ages and renaissances, into the explosion of television title design and its recent spread into video games, conferences, and beyond.
June 12, 2014: PromaxBDA
New York Hilton Midtown – New York City, New York
March 9, 2014: SXSW Title Design Awards
Vimeo Theater – Austin, Texas
At the screening of the SXSW Title Design Awards Finalists, Lola Landekic and Will Perkins gave a talk which included a brief history of title design in Hollywood, the emergence of video game title design, and the possibilities of the medium. The talk capped off with an interview and discussion with filmmaker and title designer Henry Hobson.
November 3, 2013: Gamercamp Interactive & Gaming Conference
Ocho Hotel – Toronto, Canada
Lola Landekic and Will Perkins gave a talk entitled “Talking Titles: How the Language of Cinema Changed Video Games.” The presentation encompassed the broader history of title design, the emergence of title sequences in video games, and the way in which games used the familiar visual language of film to introduce players to virtual worlds, characters, and stories.
June 19, 2013: PromaxBDA
JW Marriott at L.A. LIVE – Los Angeles, California
After the success of 2012’s feature article James Bond: 50 Years of Main Title Design, Art of the Title's Ian Albinson and MK12's Creative Director Ben Radatz were invited by PromaxBDA in Los Angeles to present a 45-minute talk on the history of Bond titles for their yearly conference.
The presentation, Shaken, Not Stirred: 50 Years of Bond, discussed the history of the franchise, the four main title designers involved over the years, and the themes, tropes, and traditions of the title sequence that has evolved over 23 films.
October 22, 2011: Graphic Design—Now in Production
Walker Art Center – Minneapolis, MN
To coincide with the exhibition opening of Graphic Design—Now in Production, Art of the Title's Ian Albinson acted as guest curator and gave an opening day Pecha Kucha-style talk on the history of title design.
SXSW Title Design Awards
From 2010 to 2014, Art of the Title facilitated and judged the SXSW Title Design Awards in Austin, Texas. The team also conducted and organized panel discussions featuring designers like Kurt Volk (Troublemaker Studios), Gareth Smith & Jenny Lee (Smith & Lee Design), Ben Radatz (MK12), and Jay Bond (Oily Film Company).
Type Directors Club
In 2012, Ian Albinson was invited to be part of the judging panel for the title design section of the 58th Annual Type Directors Club Competition, which also included Competition Chair Karin Fong (formerly Imaginary Forces), Matt Lambert (Motionographer), and Shane Walter (onedotzero).
2011-present: Graphic Design—Now In Production
Walker Art Center – Minneapolis / Governor's Island, New York / et al.
The Art of the Title team was invited to curate the title design section of this traveling exhibition co-organized by the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York. The title design section features a screening room with a collection of film and television title work created within the last ten years that exemplifies contemporary title design. The subsequent exhibition catalog includes a title design section containing a specially commissioned introduction from Ben Radatz, creative director at MK12 and Art of the Title contributor, as well as write-ups and interview excerpts from the Art of the Title team.
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