This week, the Charlotte Chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design, is screening the documentary Proceed and Be Bold. The documentary covers the life and works of Amos Paul Kennedy Jr., an African American letterpress poster designer. At 40 years of age, Kennedy abandoned the traditional American Dream to follow his own. Unsatisfied with his comfortable, middle-class life, Amos traded in his computer for a printing press and his white collar for a pair of overalls. Armed with life, liberty, peanuts, and a meager yearly income of $7,000, Amos cranked out a new, mutinous declaration of independence.
Charlotte graphic design professionals and letterpress aficionados won't want to miss this screening! Proceed and Be Bold will be shown this Thursday, February 25 at Johnson C. Smith University. Doors open at 6:30, and screening starts promptly at 7:00pm. Click for further details.