This lovely documentary “Making Faces” has just been re-released and we want to see it!
“The film captures the personality of the late Canadian graphic artist Jim Rimmer (1931-2010) and follows his hands-on method of creating typefaces from the preliminary sketches through the cutting and casting of a single letter. The design featured in the film would become the basis for the first-ever simultaneous release of a digital font and hand-set metal font.” (via p22.com)
Currently at Galleri Nicolai Wallner is a splendid exhibition featuring a Ed Ruscha & Jonathan Monk who have both portrayed Sunset Strip in a series of photographs put opposite each other. Top image is from the gallery by Jonathan Monk, bottom image is the poster we made for the exhibit …
As in short for “Numbers”.
Boy, would we like to be in London this coming friday when the Open City Festival screens last year’s film about German printer & publisher Gerhard Steidl How to make a book with Steidl … he is truly a fascinating man and we admire him and his passion a lot … “Fuck the mid tones” … haha!
This book is definitely going in our collection. Steven Heller’s book on elegant, vintage lettering.
“Scripts: Elegant Lettering from Design’s Golden Age” (Thames & Hudson). All images courtesy of Thames & Hudson.
… making red look good!