crafting a font with your own personal touch? In conjunction with P22 Type Foundry's lead designer and founder Richard Kegler, Eastern Market's letterpress studio Salt & Cedar will host two events this week for metro Detroiters interested in learning the art of typography creation.
The first of these events will take place on Thursday June 12 starting at 8 p.m. where Kegler will be present to introduce the screening of his film, Making Faces. The documentary was directed by Keglar and it explores the mind and creative process of Jim Rimmer, a Canadian type designer who passed away in 2010. Before his death, P22 commissioned him to create a new font. What came of that creation was the first ever dual release of both a digital and a hand-set metal font. A Q& A will follow the film and the event is $10 for general admission and $7 for students.
The second event will be a workshop headed by Kegler in which the designer will discuss the early branding strategies for P22, followed by a collaborative letterpress workshop where attendees will work together to create a typographic suite using moveable type printed on their Vandercook SP15 press. This event runs from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on June 13 and is $135 for general admission and $110 for students.
The proprietors of Salt & Cedar are encouraging attendees to purchase their tickets in advance.
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