The Typographic Hub

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TYPE TALKS: Making Faces film

29th October 2013

'Making Faces' is a fascinating design documentary by Richard Kegler that captures the personality and work process of the late Canadian graphic artist and type designer Jim Rimmer (1931-2010).

The Typographic Hub at BIAD/BCU is pleased to welcome 'Making Faces' a 45 minute documentary film, which follows the work process of the late Canadian graphic artist Jim Rimmer through the steps in creating a metal fount. The film is shot and directed by P22 founder Richard Kegler.. It started as an idea to document the making of the first ever fount that would be simultaneously released in metal and digital formats. The font 'RTF Stern' was released in 2008 through P22 type foundry with Jim Rimmer casting metal fonts to order for much of 2008.

This almost lost art of metal type making is known by few and even fewer have designed their own typefaces. Jim Rimmer designed and cast many of his own designs. This film follows his technical steps interspersed with insights into his creative process, inspirations and kind humanity. 

More than just a technical 'how-to' film, this design documentary is inspirational for anyone who values things being made by hand or with tools in the physical world: a theme gaining much currency in the digital age. 

Mr. Kegler will be on hand to introduce this screening and will answer questions afterwards.


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