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Rimmer Type Foundry

Rimmer Type Foundry
Jim Rimmer's background began in hot metal type in the composing room, and in the operation of the Linotype and the Monotype. Up until his passing in 2010, he was still designing and cutting faces in metal in concert with those that he designed for digital format. His experience in graphic design covers 40+ years, encompassing positions in advertising agencies and design studios. For more than 25 years he had the good fortune to experience the mixed blessings of freelancing as a letterer, designer, and illustrator. Rimmer Type Foundry is the gathering of Jim’s metal type founding knowledge and hand skills with his many years as a lettering artist into something usable in the digital font world. The mechanical aspects of metal type, its dimensions, side-bearings and point designations blend hand-in-glove with the metrics or parameters of the digital letterform. The foundry leans in the direction of traditional type forms but does address the need to offer more contemporary type styles. Type outlines originated as careful renderings in Ikarus directly from hand-drawn pencil art.
Jim Rimmer's background began in hot metal type in the composing room, and in the operation of the Linotype and the Monotype. Up until his passing in 2010, he was still designing and cutting faces in metal in concert with those that he designed for digital format. His experience in graphic design covers 40+ years, encompassing positions in advertising agencies and design studios. For more than 25 years he had the good fortune to experience the mixed blessings of freelancing as a letterer, designer, and illustrator. Rimmer Type Foundry is the gathering of Jim’s metal type founding knowledge and hand skills with his many years as a lettering artist into something usable in the digital font world. The mechanical aspects of metal type, its dimensions, side-bearings and point designations blend hand-in-glove with the metrics or parameters of the digital letterform. The foundry leans in the direction of traditional type forms but does address the need to offer more contemporary type styles. Type outlines originated as careful renderings in Ikarus directly from hand-drawn pencil art.
 
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