1st August, 2011 by Mota Italic
Rich Kegler is currently embarked on a grande European tour to screen his wonderful film Making Faces. He’ll be in Berlin next week and we’re celebrating with a special typoholic evening! Thursday September 8th come to The Downstairs Kino in Prenzlauer Berg to see the film, meet Rich, and hang with Berlin’s hippest type nerds.
Making Faces Film Berlin Premier (One night only!) (OV English)
Thursday, September 8th, 2011
Three showings: 19:00, 20:30, & 22:00
Duration: ~45 minutes
Schliemannstraße 15, 10437 Berlin
(Directly across the street from us)
Tickets €5 regular / €4 students
+ a free drink compliments of FontShop & FontFont!
There are only 30 seats per show, so come early to get a spot. The theater is also a bar and restaurant; a great place for dinner and hanging out before/after!
‘Making Faces: Metal Type in the 21st Century’ a documentary film
‘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).
Making Faces focuses on one man’s dedication to his craft and 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 even vaguely interested in how things are made.
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.
Shot in High Definition, this film documents the creation of a new typeface from the preliminary sketches through the cutting and casting of a single letter. The film offers a unique opportunity to share Jim’s knowledge with the world.
Clearly anyone interested in type design, letterpress printing and graphic processes would see Making Faces as something inspiring and essential, as there are few films focusing on these topics.
–Richard Kegler is founder and lead designer of P22 type foundry. He is also currently director of the WNY Book Arts Center at Buffalo NY. Kegler has a Masters degree from the Department of Media Study and the University at Buffalo