Typ09 Mexico City
Founder, art director P22 Type Foundry | USA
Richard Kegler is the founder and designer at P22 type foundry which marks its 15th year of operation in 2009. Before his involvement in type design, Mr. Kegler was a bookbinder, designer, postgraduate, artist seeking a respectable self-sustaining life as a hand-craftsman. Mr. Kegler has recently started a non-profit Book Arts Center in Buffalo NY and has returned to an active involvement in hand setting and printing metal and wood type as a concurrent career with digital font research at P22.
Session | Room Anahuac room 1
Friday 30 October | 16:40 – 17:20
Duration: 40 minutes
Richard Kegler will present his project on the making of the Documentary on Jim Rimmer and his creation of the Stern Typeface: The first typeface simultaneously released in digital and metal versions. The documentary follows Mr. Rimmer through the process of designing and cutting a metal typeface for hand casting. Footage shot is early 2008 is being edited and should be ready for a 2010 release. This preview will present and discuss the project.