Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Making Faces in the UK


The Making Faces film will be making the rounds on a mini-tour of England this October-November. Director Richard Kegler will be on hand for each screening to discuss the project and answer questions. Screenings in and visits to Reading and Bournemouth will be specifically for the University communities but other screenings are fully open to the public.
Additional screenings include:

Oct 29 - Typographic Hub - Birmingham

Oct 31 - Cinetypo- Cambridge Arts Picturehouse 

Nov 5 - St. Bride - London

Friday, September 13, 2013

More Packaging Images

Additional images from the Deluxe DVD edition are on online via this Behance portfolio

Monday, June 17, 2013

Deluxe DVD released

The deluxe version of Making Faces is now Available for purchase from P22. Plus, the regular version is now reduced in price. We are very gratefull to all of those who have supported the film and especially pleased that some of the most enthusiastic response has been from a general audience of non-professionals. The goal was to go beyond a niche 'how-to' film and bring in some of the enthusiasm of a craftsman for their chosen field. This combined with conveying some very specific details of the process makes Making Faces a success on many levels. Thank you! -rk

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Deluxe Version of Making Faces - Insert 1

After a long production cycle, the final elements are falling into place for the deluxe version of the Making Faces DVD Package. Along with a letterpress package and 10 languages of subtitles, there will be an HD digital copy disc included. The piece of metal type will also still be included along with a hand-printed letterpress full specimen inserted in every DVD set (Printing form on press bed shown below)
Stay tuned for more details on the final production and release of this special edition version of the Making Faces DVD.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

New Screenings and a new Festival

Making Faces has proven to not just be for die-hard letterpress or type enthusiasts. The screenings for the film have been somewhat deliberately low-key and applying to festivals has been an intentionally neglected part of the process. That is not to say that the film would not play well among other independent films and documentaries, in fact the general audience response has been tremendous. But the screenings have been focused towards design audiences and a variety of unconventional venues mainly because that was the primary audience the film was intended for and resources are too limited to engage in wider "pitching" of the film. The director Q&A sessions have been a good way to really get a sense of what people think about the film, and a few more will happen on the West Coast of North America through October. Screenings with Director Q&A include:

October 04-11 - San Francisco, CA
(Sponsored by TypeKit, Communication Arts Magazine and Dependable Letterpress)

October 21-11 - Vancouver, BC
(Sponsored by Simon Fraser University and the Alcuin Society)

October 25-11 - Victoria, BC
(Sponsored by Vancouver Island Chapter Society of Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC))

October 27-11 - Seattle, WA
(Sponsored by AIGA)

October 29-11 - Portland, OR
(Sponsored by Extensis, CC Stern type foundry, Museum of Contemporary Craft, KeeganMeegan, Peet/Kegler)


The Festival circuit has been off the radar, however Making Faces was invited to be part of "A Design Film Festival" in Singapore this November. We are happy to add the laurel leaves to the list of venues for the film.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Screenings in Europe


A short series of screenings for Making Faces is scheduled for August 30-September 16. Starting with the Festival of Letters in Ljubljana, Slovenia and ending with the ATypI conference in Reykjavik, Iceland. Each screening will feature and introduction and Q&A session with director Richard Kegler.

Aug 30-11 - Festival of Letters - Ljubljana, Slovenia (subtitled in Slovenian)
(Sponsored by Tiporenesansa)

Sept 02-11 - Budapest, Hungary (subtitled in Hungarian)
(Sponsored by font.hu)

Sept 05-11 - Prague, Czech Republic
(Sponsored by Typo and Scrape Sound)

Sept 08-11 - Das Film Café - Berlin, Germany
(Sponsored by FontShop/FontFont and Mota Italic)

Sept 12-11 - - Copenhagen, Denmark
(Sponsored by Royal Danish Academy / Danish Faces

Sept 16-11 - ATypI Conference - Reykjavik, Iceland

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

More about Jim Rimmer and the Stern Type




From 2009 when the Making Faces film was still far from finished, this interview with Jim was posted on the Fontshop Fontfeed blog

and

A 3 part interview with Jim on the Flurry Blog

plus

A new review of the Making Faces film on the Font Bureau blog makes me think the the true essence of what was trying to be accomplished with the film is understood.

RK