Thursday, 31 October 2013

Making Faces

Calling all typophiles - if you want to see this, you'll have to be quick!

Next Tuesday (5th November) at St Brides in London, there is a screening of a really interesting documentary with an introduction by the project instigator, Richard Kegler.

US based type foundry P22, commissioned Canadian type designer, Jim Rimmer to create a new type design (Stern) that became the first ever simultaneous release of a digital font and, hand-set metal font in 2008. The skills needed to create a metal font are known by very few people and Jim Rimmer was possibly the only individual who designed and cast typefaces in metal as well as in digital format. The opportunity to document the processes of the historic with the contemporary was grasped and this film was made. Sadly Jim Rimmer died in 2010. Here's a trailer for the film:
You can read more about it here:

Details for the screening are as follows:
Tuesday 5 November 2013 from 6.30 to 8.30pm, film screening at 7.15pm in the Bridewell Hall, St Bride Foundation. Tickets £10, Students (bring NUS card) £6

As well as the screening, there will also be live demonstrations from Ruth Rowland in calligraphy, Oli Frape in hand-lettering, Helen Ingham and Richard Lawrence in letterpress and lino printing and Peter S. Smith in wood engraving in the workshop where you'll be able to have a go and find out more about their practices ...and I'll be there too!

There are still tickets available ...but it's on TUESDAY, so don't put it off, come along:
Posted by Justin Hobson 31.10.2013

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