A review of the screening of Making Faces at ATypI in Dublin. If my rudimentary understanding of German (and Babelfish) is correct, reviewer Florian Hardwig gave this a thumbs up. The unfortunate thing (since I was not able to attend the screening myself and just discovered this) was that the latest cut of the film was not shown. Through a mix-up with very similar looking DVDs, it was an earlier version that was not as refined as the more recent cut. The good news is that it will be that much better to those who saw this version when it is finally done.
One added feature thanks to our friends at the RIT Cary collection will include footage from Frederic Goudy's 1930s film of his making of a typeface using a pantograph to cut the matrices: "The Creation of a Printing Type from the Design to The Print by Frederic W. Goudy"
Monday, September 6, 2010
The Irish premier of the almost finished cut of Making faces will be presented at the ATypI conference Thursday September 9 at Dublin Castle following a talk by Robert Bringhurst on "A brief sociology, and maybe some pathology, of type design". The film will be presented by associate producer Carima El-Behairy. Final editing is nearing completion with the assistance of Mark Abney of Splice Here. Additional detail footage has been shot and historical footage will be included and then onto transcription for subtitle translations. Pre order info for the DVD will be announced soon with the confirmation of bonus footage that is to be included.