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DATE: August 13, 2014 9:18:51 AM PDT
WWU Professor to Debut Documentary on Industrial Designer Walter Teague

Contact: Jason Morris, Western Washington University Industrial Design Department, (360) 650-2514 or jason.morris@wwu.edu.

BELLINGHAM – Western Washington University Associate Professor of Industrial Design Jason A. Morris will debut his feature-length documentary about Walter Dorwin Teague, titled “Teague: Design & Beauty,” on Thursday, Aug. 14 at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin, Texas as part of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) International Conference.

Teague was a pioneer in the field of design, crafting many of the products and places that defined modern America: Kodak cameras, the Boeing Stratocruiser aircraft, Steinway pianos, Sparton radios, Texaco service stations, Stueben glassware, the Marmon 16 automobile and the 1939 World’s Fair.

Through hand-drawn illustrations, photographs, product designs, interviews, narrative, animation and film, Morris’ documentary uncovers the mysteries of Teague’s life, his rise to prominence through humble origins, his mid-life transformation and the stories behind some of his greatest designs.

Though Morris has produced three short documentaries that have been selections at film festivals, one of which he won best documentary for, this is his first feature-length documentary.

Morris has spent over four years making this film. He hopes to schedule a screening of the film at Bellingham's Pickford Film Center this fall or winter.

Morris has taught at Western since 2004. For more information, contact Morris at (360) 650-2514 or jason.morris@wwu.edu

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