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Metal Type in the 21st Century

Overview

Metal Type in the 21st Century is a new documentary by Richard Kegler. It is a video document of the late Jim Rimmer, the Canadian designer of almost 200 typefaces. In the film, Rimmer, who died in 2010, painstakingly demonstrates the lost art of pantographic type making. The pantograph is a mechanical device, based on parallelograms, which allows the movement of one pen, in tracing an image, to replicate that movement with a second pen. A craftsperson can draw on one side at a particular size, and on the other the type is “reproduced” at a chosen point size.

From http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/01/graphic-content-heavy-metal/ and STEVEN HELLER

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what a beautiful work =)

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