Michigan State University Opens Exhibition of Poster Art of Art Sims
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Michigan State University Opens Exhibition of Poster Art of Art Sims

nullExactly a

year ago I did a revealing and very informative interview with the pioneering African

American graphic designer Art Sims (read HERE) whose advertising and marketing agency 1124 has been

responsible for cutting edge ad campaigns for many of the most important black

and urban themed films and TV productions, such as  HBO’s When The Levees Broke, Do The Right

Thing, Malcolm X, Mo Better Blues, Love and Basketball, Clockers, and The Color

Purple among so many other films.

And last

month at the Michigan State University in East Lansing Michigan , which is

where the Detroit native graduated from,  in its museum opened an exhibition of his most

famous movie posters design for Spike Lee’s films titled “Movie And Messages:

The Film Posters Of Art Sims”

In addition next

week on Saturday March 14 2-5 PM there will be a reception with Sims in person at

the museum and Sims, no doubt, is honored by the exhibition as a tribute to his extraordinary work.

“Making a poster for a film is as complex as

marketing a general market product. 

Michigan State University is where I graduated so I am very excited and

honored… I am humbled that Lora Helo, Director of The MSU Museum has created an

incredible exhibition of the most memorable movie posters creations done for

Spike Lee iconic films showcasing actual movie posters and

graphic ideas and stories I created for nearly two decades.”

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