CIAS schools collaborate on film screening


Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017


5:30 PM - 7:30 PM


Carlson Auditorium (Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science)


A screening of a documentary that explores graphic design production prior to desktop computers revolutionizing the design and print industries is coming to RIT thanks to a generous action by RIT professor emeritus and printing expert Frank Romano.

Romano donated a showing of “Graphic Means,” which carries a multi-hundred-dollar screening fee worldwide, to RIT. It will take place at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, in Carlson Auditorium, and is free and open to the public.

The 2017 film tells the story of graphic design in the pre-digital age, when processes were completed primarily by hand. It documents the methods, tools and evolving social roles that led to what the industry is today. 

Romano was featured in “Graphic Means,” as he and a group of other professionals were interviewed for it. A question-and-answer with him is set to follow Wednesday's showing.

The event is being arranged as a collaboration between RIT’s School of Media Sciences (SMS) and School of Design. SMS senior lecturer and graduate director Christine Heusner and graphic design program chair and assistant professor Nancy Bernardo are the main organizers.