Sunday, January 10, 2010

In Memory of Jim Rimmer

Sadly, Canadian designer, illustrator and typographer Jim Rimmer passed away on January 8, 2010 after a battle with throat cancer. An immensely talented and remarkably generous fellow, he will be greatly missed and remembered fondly by all who knew him.

Two historical photosets have been added to the Alcuin photostream; the first featuring a trip to his New Westminster letterpress print shop in January 2006, and the second a tribute to Jim Rimmer entitled Rimmerfest at SFU Harbour Centre in November 2006. Additionally you can view a photoset of the SFU Special Collections exhibit of Pie Tree Press and Foundry from the same timeframe, along with many more great photos from other flickr users.

See also:
Richard Kegler's obituary post in Jim's honour
C.C. Stern Type Foundry blog post
Words from the Fine Press Book Association by Bob McCamant 
Minding the Ps, Qs & As with Jim Rimmer (an interview with Jessica Spring from 2008) (part 1), (part 2), and (part 3) 
Gaspereau Press Tribute to Jim by Andrew Steeves
Ryan Mah's tribute 
VANCOUVER BY DESIGN with JJ LEE plus interview from 2007
Jim Rimmer remembrance from the New Westminster News Leader (via @letterpress) 
Applied Arts Magazine Wire 
Jim Rimmer: Making Faces YouTube film trailer for a documentary on Cutting Metal Type (via P22Ascope)
Facebook Memorial Page 

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