Making Faces: Metal Type in the 21st Century A film by Richard Kegler
This fascinating design documentary captures the personality and work process of the late Canadian graphic artist Jim Rimmer (1931-2010).
In 2008, P22 type foundry commissioned Rimmer to create a new type design (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 is a unique opportunity to share Jim's knowledge, processes and passions with the world. For more information on screenings, visit the Making Faces blog.
You don’t need another email from a company telling you what we are doing to keep you safe from Covid-19. These are strange times and we of course all need to follow the advice of real scientists and medical professionals. We at P22 have been practicing social distancing as part of our daily routine and we commit to remaining aloof and vaguely optimistic as we continue to work on various projects. Since we all will be spending much more time in our homes, we want to offer you a way to spend an hour distracted from the outside world. For the next month (until 4/24/2020), you can get a free rental of our Making Faces: Metal Type in the 21st Century film. This film offers a glimpse into the creative process—and joie de vivre in the act of ‘making’—from the late Jim Rimmer. No obligation nor purchase necessary—just use codes
Purchase for 50% off of digital Making Faces - P22MF50
Free rental of digital Making Faces - OMEGA22
at the P22 Vimeo On Demand Page links below (using the codes above)
Hand printed letterpress envelope to hold the metal type
Hand printed letterpress inserts to hold the DVDs
Second Disc with digital copy of 720p HD versions of the film for Mac and Windows
Reviews “The film is excellent ...truly wonderful! (Jim Rimmer is) wonderfully charming and such an amount of detail to observe.” - - The Brothers Quay, filmmakers
“I’m not sure what impresses me more, Rimmer’s love and devotion to his work, which is so beautifully portrayed in this movie, or the fact that a fellow designer took it upon himself to document it.” - - Rudy VanderLans, Emigre
“I think it’s a terrific piece of work. For those of us who knew Jim, it’s a powerful reminder of what we’ve lost. For all those who didn’t, I think it’s a fine, true glimpse of what they missed.” - - Robert Bringhurst, Author- Elements of Typographic Style
"A pure process film on the true hands-on method of creating typefaces, as demonstrated by one of its last practitioners. 'Making Faces' is an important resource for typography students and experts alike." - - Gary Hustwit, filmmaker(Helvetica)
"I feel that if you are in the graphic arts industry, it is important that one knows how this industry evolved and especially the part about where does type come from. In our digital age, we’ve lost touch with our roots and this film fills in a very important segment. I encourage every professional graphic designer ... to buy a copy of the DVD ... and be informed about the craft of type creating and feel confident that you have some real insights into the foundation of your business. This is the best, most intimate view of it I’ve ever seen on the subject. Don’t miss this opportunity." - -Ian Black, CGD Certified Graphic Designer
★★★★½ "Anyone interested in the mechanical arts, and especially typographers and designers, should add this film to their library." - - Brian Charles Clark, Curled Up With a Good DVD