Talks & Events
Art of the Title staff have done talks and events all around the world, partnering with organizations to create custom experiences and presentations tailored to each audience.
Since 2013, we have given lectures for organizations including Smithsonian American Art Museum, SXSW, AIGA Design Conference, FITC Festival, London College of Communication, CalArts, MODE Summit, PromaxBDA and F5 Festival, TIFF Next Wave Festival, TCM Classic Film Festival, and others.
We have also facilitated and conducted events including live "In Conversation With..." events and Q&As and on-stage discussions with filmmakers and designers. We have judged various awards and their presentation events, aided in the production of video and radio content, and curated sections of major film and design exhibitions.
If you are interested in discussing an event, email .
Selected Past Talks
Nordic Media Festival
Grieghallen in Bergen, Norway
May 4, 2018
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Presentation of films by Saul Bass and Elaine Bass and Q&A discussion
June 10, 2017
Conde Duque in Madrid, Spain
October 29, 2016
Hilton Toronto in Toronto, Canada
April 19, 2016
In Conversation With... Dan Perri
Village Workspaces in Los Angeles, California
February 26, 2016
The Good, The Bad, and The Oscars (with AIGA LA)
The Downtown Independent in Los Angeles, California
February 25, 2016
AIGA Design Conference
Hyatt Regency in New Orleans, Louisiana
October 10, 2015
Motion Design Education Summit
O’Connell House in Dublin, Ireland
June 3, 2015
TCM Classic Film Festival
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles, California
March 29, 2015
TIFF Next Wave Festival
TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto, Canada
February 14, 2015
New York Hilton Midtown in New York City, New York
June 12, 2014
SXSW Title Design Awards
Vimeo Theater in Austin, Texas
At the screening of the SXSW Title Design Awards Finalists, Lola Landekic and Will Perkins gave a talk which included a brief history of title design in Hollywood, the emergence of video game title design, and the possibilities of the medium. The talk capped off with an interview and discussion with filmmaker and title designer Henry Hobson.
March 9, 2014
Gamercamp Interactive & Gaming Conference
Ocho Hotel in Toronto, Canada
Lola Landekic and Will Perkins gave a talk entitled “Talking Titles: How the Language of Cinema Changed Video Games.” The presentation encompassed the broader history of title design, the emergence of title sequences in video games, and the way in which games used the familiar visual language of film to introduce players to virtual worlds, characters, and stories.
November 3, 2013
JW Marriott at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, California
After the success of 2012’s feature article James Bond: 50 Years of Main Title Design, Art of the Title's Ian Albinson and MK12's Creative Director Ben Radatz were invited by PromaxBDA in Los Angeles to present a 45-minute talk on the history of Bond titles for their yearly conference.
The presentation, Shaken, Not Stirred: 50 Years of Bond, discussed the history of the franchise, the four main title designers involved over the years, and the themes, tropes, and traditions of the title sequence that has evolved over 23 films.
June 19, 2013
Graphic Design—Now in Production
Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN
October 22, 2011
SXSW Title Design Competition
Lola Landekic has been a judge for SXSW's Title Design Competition in 2019 and 2020 in Austin, Texas. She has also been a moderator for the panels "Designing Binge-worthy Title Sequences for TV" in 2019, and "From Brand to Boom: The Evolution of Main Titles" in 2020.
From 2010 to 2014, Art of the Title facilitated and judged the SXSW Title Design Competition. The team conducted and organized panel discussions featuring designers like Kurt Volk (Troublemaker Studios), Gareth Smith & Jenny Lee (Smith & Lee Design), Ben Radatz (MK12), and Jay Bond (Oily Film Company).
The Motion Awards
Lola Landekic has been a judge for The Motion Awards, judging the Title Sequence category.
Type Directors Club
In 2012, Ian Albinson was invited to be part of the judging panel for the title design section of the 58th Annual Type Directors Club Competition, which also included Competition Chair Karin Fong, Matt Lambert, and Shane Walter
2011-2012: Graphic Design—Now In Production
Walker Art Center – Minneapolis / Governor's Island, New York / et al.
The Art of the Title team was invited to curate the title design section of this traveling exhibition co-organized by the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York. The title design section features a screening room with a collection of film and television title work created within the last ten years that exemplifies contemporary title design. The subsequent exhibition catalog includes a title design section containing a specially commissioned introduction from Ben Radatz, creative director at MK12 and Art of the Title contributor, as well as write-ups and interview excerpts from the Art of the Title team. See the Walker Art Center for more information.
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