Join us on Tuesday, June 28th at Wythe Hotel's Screening Room & Bar for TGD Live featuring special guests, director & filmmaker, Damani Baker, and designer & writer, Frank Chimero! We'll be conversing about persistence, independent making, money, and our favorite films.
7pm Doors open | Refreshments available (cash bar)
7:30pm Enjoy the show (runs 50-60 minutes)
8:30-10pm Stay and hang | Refreshments available (cash bar)
ABOUT THE SERIES
TGD Live is a monthly event series that brings together today's artists, makers, and risk-takers for interviews and performances in front of a live studio audience. Each TGD Live event is recorded and audio is published online for everyone to enjoy—not just those lucky enough to attend. Listen to past shows on our podcast.
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ABOUT OUR GUESTS
Damani Baker is a Brooklyn-based director and filmmaker. His first feature documentary (with co-director Alex Vlack) about the life and music of Bill Withers, Still Bill, opened theatrically to critical acclaim in 2009 and was acquired by Netflix, Showtime, and BBC. His most recent documentary, The House on CoCo Road, revisits the events and circumstances of the 1983 US invasion of Grenada. His career spans documentaries, music videos, museum installations, and advertisements, and he has worked for clients including Rainforest Alliance, Puma, IBM, and Wieden+Kennedy. He is a professor at Sarah Lawrence College’s Film and New Media Department, the director of the Quest for Global Healing Film Series in Bali, Indonesia, and media collaborator with the International Budget Partnership, which tracks government transparency through budgets around the world. (photo by Cameron Russell)
Frank Chimero is a multi-disciplinary designer, accidental writer, and lapsed illustrator. He is design director at Abstract, a studio that is rethinking tools for creative collaboration. Before that, he ran his own studio for a decade, designing and illustrating publications, websites, and apps for clients. Print Magazine recognized Frank as a New Visual Artist in 2011, and the following year, the Art Directors Club selected his body of work for their Young Guns competition. In January 2011, he ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund the writing of the little, philosophical handbook, The Shape of Design, which was published in May 2012. He believes that one of life’s great pleasures comes from making modest things consistently well.