Making Faces : Metal & Digital Font Release
The best of both worlds collide with the release of RTF Stern as a digital download and hand-set metal type. This font is just like us with one foot in the past and the other in the future. Enjoy the trailer!
Film Info from P22 Type Foundry –
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). Order your copy here.
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.