On April 9th, our group convened at Coach House Books for a screening of Making Faces: Metal Type in the 21st Century by Richard Kegler. This 45-minute film documented the fascinating (and meticulous) process of creating tiny metal type matrixes – from sketch to cast metal. It offered an intimate look at the process of Canadian graphic & type designer Jim Rimmer, and offered a few great laughs. Rimmer's typeface Stern (pictured above) was the first font to be released simultaneously in both digital and metal type formats.
Special thanks to P22 Type Foundry for making this screening possible, and to Coach House Books for generously offering their space. Much love to Kevin King for showing us an authentic case of Stern metal type, and for his vast knowledge of all things typographic.
Thanks to everyone who came out. See you at the next screening!