About ten years ago Plazm had the honor of doing a joint lecture with Jim Rimmer. Jim was a Vancouver, BC based artist and typographer. He had rooms and rooms filled with old type machines. He created limited edition artist books, made fonts in both digital and analog format, and, I found out during the presentation, designed the classic Heart logo. Jim passed away a few years ago but not before he worked to create the first simultaneous release of a digital and metal letterpress typeface. This is documented in a film screening tonight at the Museum of Contemporary Craft.
The film, Making Faces, by Richard Kegler documents the lost art of pantographic type making. It will be screened twice—at 7:00 and again at 9:00 pm, with a Q & A session with the filmmaker after each showing (doors open 30 minutes prior to each showing).
Here’s the poster that I designed for the Plazm / Jim Rimmer talk in Seattle.