Saturday, July 19, 2008

INTRODUCING RTF Stern

A New Font in TrueType, PostScript OpenType & Hot Metal!

Just announced at TypeCon in Buffalo, NY, Stern is a typographic first: it marks the first time a font is simultaneously released both digitally and in metal. Stern, named for the late printer Christopher Stern, is an upright Italic designed by Jim Rimmer intended for poetry settings and numerous other uses. The making of this typeface is also being made into a documentary shot in HD video.



DIGITAL
The digital version of RTF Stern includes the OpenType Pro version plus four non-pro versions included for applications that do not support OpenType. The set features Stern Aldine, Regular, Tall Caps & Small Caps.

METAL
The (16pt on 18pt body) metal version of Stern is shipped directly from Pie Tree foundry in Vancouver, BC. It is cast to order by Jim Rimmer using foundry metal.

SPECIMEN BOOKLET
A special limited edition specimen booklet was printed by Coach House Press in Toronto, ON. The duotone photos by Anna Prior are printed with silver highlights in the specimen portions that accent the feel of the type & tools used to make Stern. The booklet includes a bound-in letterpress specimen printed on Japanese rice paper and a single metal letter!

FLASH
In collaboration with Buffalo-based JRVisuals, who developed the "Type is Art" interactive web project, a special TypeIsArt Stern project allows you to create images with the component parts of the Stern font.

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