Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Making Faces

The film Making Faces: Metal Type in the 21st Century comes to the Northwest Film Forum on November 12th and 13th in conjunction with Type Americana, the type conference celebrating American type design, hosted by the School of Visual Concepts here in Seattle. The documentary features the work of the late Canadian type designer, Jim Rimmer, and the making of the first-ever simultaneous release of a digital and metal font. Rimmer was one of a few skilled type designers who bridged a century of metal font-making and digital type design and he performs both of these skills for the cutting and making of Stern Pro, designed in memory of his good friend, Chris Stern, the famed Northwest typographer and letterpress printer. We are very fortunate that Rimmer and Stern both left us with a tremendous legacy of work, but they are sorely missed here in the Northwest.

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