Teague: Design & Beauty (Film Screening)

Jason Morris

Thursday, April 16th, 7:30 – 9:45 pm

Teague: Design & Beauty (Film Screening)

In The COTA University Theatre at California State University, Long Beach
1250 N. Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90840
Park in Lot 7 adjacent to 7th Street and near the University Theatre – $5

A biography of the life and work of the American designer, Walter Dorwin Teague (1883-1960).

Teague’s is a story of a poor young farm boy who travels to New York City to become an artist, but ends up creating the new profession of industrial design that helps shape a modern America.

Jason is an industrial designer with 15 years of consulting product design experience. Over forty of his designs have made it to the market to be successful and award winning products. He was a founding principal of the award winning design firm tool. in Boston, Massachusetts, and now runs a new design consultancy serving select clients in the region.  Professor Morris earned his Master’s of Industrial Design from Pratt Institute in 1996 and his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University in 1992.

After making a short documentary about his bicycle design project in Uganda, Hoima Bicycle, which won the best documentary short award at the 2009 NW Projections Film Festival, Jason connected with the TEAGUE design studio in Seattle to make a documentary about their founder, Walter D. Teague. In January 2010 he began digging through countless boxes of archives in Seattle and discovered photographs, renderings, and documents dating back to the early 1920s. He then interviewed former staff, Teague’s grandchildren, historians, and designers all over the United States. After over three years of research, he wrote a script, filmed product designs and drew over 100 illustrations to depict key moments in Teague’s life.

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