Wednesday, March 23, 2011

New Constructivist Coffee Mugs are here!

Better Coffee For Better Workers!

Hey Comrades, the P22 Constructivist coffee mug is back by popular demand. This edition of the mug includes the Russian translation of "Better Coffee For Better Workers" for an even more proletariat flavor. The mug holds up to 11oz of your favorite hot or cold beverage and is available in a distinct two-tone color combination, pea green/blue. Each mug is $5.95 or $20 for a set of 4. Shipping is extra. Limited quantities.

Order now!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Preissig Scrape now available in wood type

P22 Type Foundry in association with Virgin Wood Type announces the release of a completely new wooden version of the Czech Modernist font, Preissig Scrape. The bold expressionistic design is offered as a wood type font to letterpress printers and collectors.

Virgin Wood Type Manufacturing Company is dedicated to making wood type using traditional techniques and a few updated/improvised methods and is located in Rochester, NY.

To learn more about Virgin Wood Type, order the font or to see the process in greater detai, click here.

The digital version of Preissig Scrape and the Czech Modernist font set will be available from P22 Type Foundry at a 25% discount for the month through March 31st, 2011. Click here to go the Czech Modernist page.

Official P22 press release.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Making Faces screening at Burchfield Penney on Sunday March 20th

On Sunday March 20th, Richard Kegler will be presenting the new documentary, Making Faces: Metal Type in the 21st Century, at the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo, New York.

Date: Sunday March 20th
Time: 1 PM
$8 for general public
$4 for WNYBAC and Burchfield Penney members

For more information, click here.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

"Making Faces" now ready for DVD release and select theatrical screenings.

Introducing a new film by Richard Kegler. 'Making Faces: Metal Type in the 21st Century' is a fascinating design documentary that captures the personality and work process of the late Canadian graphic artist and type designer Jim Rimmer (1931-2010).

In 2008, P22 type foundry commissioned Jim Rimmer to create a new type design, RTF 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 possessed the skills needed to create a metal font.

This film documents the creation of the Stern typeface from the preliminary sketches through the cutting and casting of a single letter 'k'. The film offers a unique opportunity to share Jim's knowledge, processes and passions with the world.

Go here to watch the trailer and learn more about the film. The region free DVD will be shipping in mid-April, but you can pre-order your personal license copy during the month of March for $19.95 (shipping not included) and save $5.00. Educational license options also available.

To commemorate the release of 'Making Faces', we are offering RTF Stern Pro, for $29.95, a savings of $20. This special is good through March 8th only.

For more information
RTF Stern Pro