Making Faces: Metal Type in the 21st Century

Nov 12 - Nov 13, 2010

(Richard Kegler, USA/France, 2005, 16mm, 103 min)

Seattle Premiere
Director in attendance
Co-presented by Northwest Film Forum and by The School Of Visual Concepts

This fascinating design documentary captures the personality and work process of the late Canadian graphic artist Jim Rimmer (1931-2010). In 2008, P22 type foundry commissioned Rimmer to create a new type design (Stern) that became the first-ever simultaneous release of a digital font and hand-set metal font. Rimmer was one of only a few who possess the skills needed to create a metal font.
This film is a unique opportunity to share Jim’s knowledge and processes with the world.

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