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‘Stern’ font a typographic first

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

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A font issued simultaneously in metal and digital forms? You bet. The P22 Typefoundry is taking orders for Jim Rimmer’s Stern type as a 14A 28a font (16 pt on 18 pt only) or as a digital font. “The response to the metal version of Stern has been overwhelming,” reports P22, who must be the only commercial foundry to offer metal and digital versions of a single face. As someone who has used Jim’s metal type for many years (and who learned how to engrave and cast from Jim) I can attest to the high quality of his casting. And what does Stern look like? See here.

–Paul Razzell