Type Movies & Printing Museum, 29 July, Wellington

DesignCinema & The Printing Museum present: 
A Warm Insight on Craftspeople, Their Tools & Legacy

You are invited to attend this one-time event, 8pm next Monday 29 July
at the Lighthouse Cinema, Wigan St, Wellington.

Showing of Typeface - 63min film by Justine Nagan. 
Typeface is an independent documentary film about visual culture, technology and graphic design, 
centered around the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin.
 Typeface the film focuses on a rural Midwestern museum and print shop 
where international artists meet retired craftsmen 
and together navigate the convergence of modern design and traditional technique.

Showing of Making Faces - 43min film by Richard Kegler 
In 2008, P22 type foundry commissioned Jim Rimmer (1931-2010) to create a new type design (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. 
This film is a unique opportunity to share Jim's knowledge, processes and passions with the world.

Also, there will be a showing of a local casting of Metal Type - short video
Printing Museum Exhibit display
Printing Museum Announcement
Print giveaways for all attendees
Truly awesome big type spot prize
Copies of the films also to be won!

The Printing Museum in Upper Hutt is supporting this event 
with a sampler of their monotype casting operation 
and will have details of plans for the museum's future.

 Our beloved local Printing Museum has the largest and most comprehensive collection 
of working letterpress printing machinery & equipment in Australasia. 
Not only that but it is the only physical type foundry in Australasia 
and is run by the most freshly passionate and knowledgeable people 
that you'll ever be lucky enough to meet.

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Dave said…
Thanks for posting about this event \m/ It went really well.