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“Printing History” journals

File consists of two copies of “Printing History”, the journal of the American Printing History Association. Issues feature articles concerning W. Starling Burgess and the design of an italic type to accompany the Times 54 typeface, and highlight the controversy over its design. The 1998 issue includes articles authored by Rimmer.

Rimmer, Jim

“Printing History” controversy correspondence

File consists of correspondence concerning two articles featured in “Printing History” related to the design of an italic type to accompany Time 54. Records include correspondence from typographers and typographic historians John Dreyfus, Harold Berliner, Paul Duensing, and Walter Tracey. Records also include letters from Mike Parker, the author of “W. Starling Burgess, Type Designer?” which sparked the controversy, and an explanatory note written by Rimmer.

Rimmer, Jim

“Fred Goudy” galleys

File consists of galleys of “Fred Goudy, typesetter?” written by Jim Rimmer as the first book attempted by Pie Tree Press. Records show the mock-up of the proposed book, which was never completed. Includes an introduction, text, and prints, with hand-written comments for modification. Galleys are handset in 14 point Kennerley Old Style and italics. Rimmer completed the design, typesetting, woodblock illustration, presswork and binding for the project.

Rimmer, Jim

“Fred Goudy, Type Designer” pages

File consists of two unfolded press sheet pages of “Fred Goudy, Type designer”; records are of the front page, and pages 10 and 12. One copy of “Fred Goudy, type designer.”

Rimmer, Jim

“Amphora” 76

File consists of a copy of Amphora 76, the journal of the Alcuin Society, and whose cover Rimmer designed and printed, and a separate copy of the cover. The journal also features an article written by Rimmer, and is set in his Kaatskill typeface. File also consists of the blocks used to print the cover illustration.

Rimmer, Jim

Zigarre, Poster Paint, Lancelot, R. Foster’s (Pericles) Cadmus (digital)

File consists of records related to the design of the Zigarre, Poster Paint, Lancelot Titling and Cadmus typefaces. Records include sketches on transparency paper of Zigarre, letter cut-outs and printed samples of Duensing Titling, ink sketches and first and second drawings of Lancelot as well as digital samples, drawings used for digitization, sketches of Cadmus and digital printed samples, large colour sketches of Poster Paint, as well as digitally printed sketches/samples.

Rimmer, Jim

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

File consists of a copy of “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus”, a Christmas keepsake printed by Rimmer. Text is based on a letter to the New York Sun in 1897 from 8 year old Virginia O’Hanlon, and the response by editor Francis Church. The file also contains three other printed keepsakes of this text.

Rimmer, Jim

Works by others regarding Jim Rimmer

Series consists of works created by others relating to Jim Rimmer. Included are articles pertaining to Rimmer; journals, broadsides and pamphlets set in Rimmer typefaces; and memorial books. Series also includes records relating to the staging of ‘Rimmerfest’ at the SFU Vancouver campus in the fall of 2006. These records include electronic copies and colour printouts of photographs taken at ‘Rimmerfest’ and for a video presentation at the event; writings about Jim; a guestbook; and nineteen broadsides produced by friends and colleagues for the event.

Rimmer, Jim

Typeface design

Series consists of material related to Rimmer’s design and production of typefaces for both the Rimmer Type Foundry and the Lanston Type Company. Records include preliminary sketches, drawings in ink and pencil, transparencies, samples, digital print-outs, electronic files, master patterns, specimen castings, matrices, lead working patterns, and cast metal sorts. Some files contain notes and instructions for modification, and some include explanatory comments written by Rimmer. Electronic files were created by Rimmer on a Macintosh computer using the typeface design software IKARUS and saved to 3.5" floppy disks and compact discs.

Rimmer, Jim

Tom Sawyer – 1st attempt

File consists of records documenting Rimmer’s trial setting of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer in 18-point Juliana Old Style type. Records include sample pages of text and accompanying linocut illustration prints. File also includes original sketch of featured print.

Rimmer, Jim

Times Burgess originated by Jim Rimmer

File consists of records related to Rimmer’s design of an italic typeface to accompany Time 54. Records include pencil sketches, original key letters from a trial design, a series of second attempts, photocopies images of the letters, and the first sketch of the large caps.

Rimmer, Jim

Text and mockup of A Christmas Carol

File consists of preparatory material for the layout of A Christmas Carol. Records include a photocopy of the text marked up to show the spacing to be used in Rimmer’s layout, including page and line breaks. Records also include a mockup of the publication with pasted text, sketches, and indications of the placement of illustrations. File also includes an overview of illustration placement.

Rimmer, Jim

Subject files

Series consists of records related to specific projects and topics, including Rimmer’s participation in the design of the Burgess Italic typeface and the debate concerning its origins. Other records include photographs relating to printing in Vancouver’s Chinatown, taken for inclusion in an American Typecasting Fellowship article; photographs of Rimmer’s foundry and jazz band; articles written by and about Rimmer; notes explaining his work process; awards; miscellaneous prints; and material relating to Frederic W. Goudy and Cobblestone Press.

Rimmer, Jim

Second attempt at Tom S[awyer]

File consists of Rimmer’s second attempt to print The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and records illustrating the creation of a book discussing Rimmer’s work. Records include 12 pages of galley proofs set in 18 point Cloister, mock-ups of both texts, with edits, sketches, and notes concerning costs and materials.

Rimmer, Jim

Sample covers for A Christmas Carol

File consists of potential bindings to be used for A Christmas Carol, including measurement information, decorative options, and sample fabrics, including leather and suede. Records also include two sheets of paper printed with a decorative pattern.

Rimmer, Jim

Robert R. Reid

File consists of numerous sample designs from Robert R. Reid designed and printed electronically. File also contains the original envelope sent to Rimmer.

Rimmer, Jim

Rimmer – Newsletters, announcements, etc.

File consists of various items, including American Typecasting Fellowship, (A.T.F.) reports and membership lists, copies of “The Printer”, sketches, photocopied articles, Alcuin Society correspondence, type specimens and newsletters of the Typochondriacs and the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild, (CBBAG).

Rimmer, Jim

Rimmer – Envelopes & business cards

File consists of incoming correspondence, envelopes and business cards retained for their contact information. File also includes a slide photograph of a casting machine.

Rimmer, Jim

Rimmer Type Foundry

File consists of printouts of pages from the web site, of biographical material and a catalogue of available digital typefaces designed by Jim Rimmer.

Rimmer, Jim

Rimmer - Will Rueter correspondence

File consists of incoming correspondence from Will Rueter, a Toronto-area printer. Records include letters and postcards commenting on each others’ work, samples, and records related to an article written by Rueter about Rimmer’s work for “DA” [the journal, ‘The Devil’s Artisan’].

Rimmer, Jim

Richard L. Hopkins

File consists of incoming correspondence from Richard L. Hopkins of Hill & Dale Private Press and Type foundry, West Virginia. Records include postcards and letters concerning the American Typecasting Fellowship conferences and newsletters, technical advice, the borrowing of material and comments on each others’ work.

Rimmer, Jim

Quill typeface

File consists of objects related to Rimmer’s Quill typeface, first designed in 1985, but not cut until 2005. Record includes the master patterns in both metal and wood and board, and specimen castings.

Rimmer, Jim

Quill

File consists of records related to Rimmer’s typeface design of Quill, first designed in 1985, but not cut until 2005. Records include an explanatory note from Rimmer explaining the design and typeface creation process, sample prints, photocopies, transfer paper, and drawings, as well as two master pattern cards for the letters “o” and “p”.

Rimmer, Jim

Proof for Emily Carr Institute typography class

File consists of two copies of a proof for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. The proof shows the “Hannibal Oldstyle” typeface and includes a linocut print. Proofs were created for students of Linda Coe’s typography class at the Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design, March 2004. Both proofs are initialed by Rimmer.

Rimmer, Jim

Promotional and advertisement material

Series consists of material related to the promotion and advertisement of Rimmer’s typographic and graphic design work. Records include sample linocut prints, typeface samples, illustration proof-sheets, portfolios, and commercial advertisements.

Rimmer, Jim

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