Here is a small sampling of brochures from the Regis Dialogues and Film Retrospectives, curated by the Film/Video department at the Walker since 1990. The brochures had a variety of formats before 1995, when P. Scott Makela and Santiago Piedrafita created the current template. We have several of these loose templates for recurring projects (like this) — specifying a size, a few folding variations, or sometimes a certain type of ink — and it’s nice to see how a format can play out over 14 years and through numerous designers. Who needs a graphic identity when you have METALLIC INKS?
Haile Gerima: Assertions of Resistance (1995, P. Scott Makela & Santiago Piedrafita); Stan Brakhage: The Art of Seeing (1999, Daniel Eatock); The Great Ecstasy of the Filmmaker Herzog (1999, Erin Mulcahy); John Waters: Shock Value (2000, Sean Deyoe); Léos Carax: L’amour Fou (Crazy Love) (2000, Santiago Piedrafita); Agnès Varda (2001, Jodie Gatlin); Tales of the City: Hanif Kureishi’s Rough Guide to London (2001, Linda Byrne); Gus Van Sant: On the Road Again (2003, Alex DeArmond); Guy Maddin: Pages from a Filmmakers Diary (2004, Chad Kloepfer); Alexander Payne: Sideways Glance at America (2005, Matthew Rezac); Ang Lee with James Schamus: East Meets Western (2005, Chad Kloepfer); Isabella Rossellini: Illuminated (2006, Emmet Byrne); Béla Tarr: Mysterious Harmonies (2007, Emmet Byrne); Miloš Forman: Cinema of Resistance (2008, Chad Kloepfer)
For the complete list of Regis Dialogues, which is incredible, see here.
And here are two more early retrospectives, before the current format was created: