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Film screening in Seattle

Seattle, WA - 11 October 2011

Making Faces: Metal Type in the 21st Century

Thu / 10.27.11

7:00PM - 8:30PM
University of Washington, Johnson Hall, Room 175

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Students, $5
AIGA members, $7.50
Non-members, $9.50
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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). Focusing on one man’s dedication to his craft, the film relays the details of creating a metal typeface, while also conveying this passion to anyone who values the “hand-made” in today’s world of convenience. Jim Rimmer’s good humor and intelligent description of his process make it an enjoyable viewing experience for those who are interested in how things are made.

Join Richard and AIGA Seattle as this film documents the creation of a new typeface from the preliminary sketches through the cutting and casting of a single letter.


Photo © Anna Prior


Richard Kegler is founder and lead designer of P22 type foundry. He is also currently director of the WNY Book Arts Center in Buffalo NY. Kegler has a Masters degree from the Department of Media Study and the University at Buffalo.

Juliet Shen earned her Masters degree in typeface design from the University of Reading in England and currently teaches typography at the School of Visual Concepts. She is a printmaker, and works to further the educational use of letterpress printing.


Photo © Anna Prior

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article posted 11 October 2011 and last updated 11 October 2011.

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