Dieter Rams

Documentary film on industrial designer Dieter Rams will show at LC State on Nov. 8

LEWISTON, Idaho – A showing of the documentary portrait film of famous German industrial designer Dieter Rams, called “Rams”, will be held on Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Lewis-Clark State College Silverthorne Theatre.

The LC State Graphic Communications program is sponsoring the event, which is free and open to the public. Every person in attendance will receive a raffle ticket and after the showing, a drawing will be held for a framed limited-edition Rams poster signed by the film’s director, Gary Hustwit (estimated $150 value).

Rams is considered one of the most influential designers alive and he was called by The Guardian as “The Man who all but invented consumer product design as we know it today.” For more than 50 years, Rams has left an indelible mark on product design. He either designed or oversaw the design of such products as the Braun coffeemaker, shaver, stereo, calculator, speakers and alarm clock as well as an Oral-B toothbrush and the Vitsoe 606 shelving system.

The 74-minute film is produced and directed by Hustwit, an independent filmmaker and photographer who has produced 13 feature documentaries, including the design trilogy of “Helvetica”, “Urbanized” and “Objectified”. The three films have been broadcast on PBS, BBC, HBO and television outlets in more than 20 countries.

LC State offers both a Bachelor of Applied Science and an Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Communications.

For more information on the event or the Graphic Communications program at LC State, contact Brian Kolstad, professor in the college’s Business Technology & Services Division, at either bdkolstad@lcsc.edu or 208-816-6261.