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 informationRTF Stern Pro