OFFSET and Look & Yes Films will host a one-off screening of ‘Made You Look’ in Dublin’s Lighthouse Cinema this October.

This special screening of ‘Made You Look takes place at the Light House Cinema in Smithfield at 6pm on Tuesday, 20th October. It will be followed by a special panel discussion with director Anthony Peters, paper craft expert Helen Musslewhite, former OFFSET speakers Andrew Rae and Steve Doogan, along with Damn Fine Print’s Kim Willoughby.

Over the last decade or so, there has been an explosion in the graphic arts and illustration industry in the UK, and advances in technology have certainly helped the DIY scene that has emerged to develop and flourish.

Sam Arthur of Nobrow Books quote
Our social habits have changed so much in a short space of time — we now seem to spend half our lives with our noses buried in our phones and mobile devices, for both the consumption and the also creation of content. How many of us read the newspaper, magazines or books online? Listen to our music via a streaming service?

With this digital life, what is to become of the tactile objects we all hold so dear? Will books and magazines disappear in our lifetime?

There is a movement emerging though that is seeing more and more creatives eschewing the computer and digital realm, and getting back to creating art (both commercial and private) just using their hands.

Made You Look is a documentary which explores the landscape of the commercial arts in this day and age, giving an insight into how modern creatives feel about the challenges and triumphs of living in a hyper digital age.

This film is a rare and candid insight into the work of some of the UK’s top creative talent, including beautifully shot footage of artists at work and play in their own creative environments.

Tickets for the event cost €10 + fees, and may be purchased online. Complimentary drinks on the night will be provided by Peroni.

Made You Look movie flyer
Light House Cinema
Market Square

Dublin 7

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Lead image courtesy Made You Look

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