Following the tragic death of David Hillman Curtis last month, the Hillman Curtis celebration benefit has been organised and curated by Gary Hustwit, Stefan Sagmeister, Ben Nabors, and Ben Wolf, with support from the School of Visual Arts. It will be a celebration of the life and work of Hillman Curtis, hosted by his friends, colleagues, and the subjects of his films.
Proceeds from the evening will benefit the PS29 Arts Fund, the Carroll Gardens elementary school attended by Jasper and Tess Curtis.
You can find the event details below:
The Films of Hillman Curtis
Thursday, June 21st, 7pm
With special guests Milton Glaser, Debbie Millman, Stefan Sagmeister, Paul Sahre, Paula Scher, James Victore, and more to be announced.
333 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011
Drinks reception: 7pm to 8pm
Film program: 8pm to 9:30pm
General admission: $20
VIP ticket with priority seating and after-party invite: $50
Tickets on sale now: http://bit.ly/Kw7vDh
WIWP Presents “Now Showing”
Exploring the Lost “Art” of the Film Poster.
Runs 30th May to 12th June
PV: Thursday 29th May
40+ Creatives were given the task of creating their own interpretation of a Cult, Classic or Obscure film poster from the past, whether it be a literal or abstract solution. The result is Now Showing, an Art exhibition paying homage to more than 70 years of film, through the form of Prints, One Off Screen Prints and Sculptures.
Artists who’s work will be on display include: Mr Ian Wright, Hellovon, Non Format, Corey Holms, Grandpeople, Marian Bantjes, Tomer Hanuka, Pure Evil, James Joyce, Michael Gillette and Many More.
For the DVD connoisseur, Criterion produce amazing prints of rare and classic films, with more extras than you can shake a stick at, wrapped up in beautifully designed packaging. Most of the older films are Region free, but mainly Region 1.
RIP John Alvin! The man who created memorable images for movie posters, billboards and advertisements, including the two fingers touching above the Earth’s surface for “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial,” died on Wednesday at his home in Rhinebeck, N.Y. He was 59. Check out his back catalogue.