GDC and the Canada Type Scholarship Fund builds a legacy for Canadian typography

OTTAWA, July 1, 2012 /CNW/ - The Society of Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC) is pleased to announce the establishment of the Canada Type Scholarship Fund through a generous donation from Canada Type, a font development studio based in Toronto. Canada Type has acquired the Rimmer Type Foundry (RTF) from P22 Foundry, Inc. containing the complete body of work of Canadian design icon Jim Rimmer FGDC (1934-2010). The collection of typefaces, remastered and expanded will be re-released in the Fall of 2012 with partial proceeds going to the Canada Type Scholarship Fund.

"Jim Rimmer was one of the most endearing and skilled craftsmen in Canadian printing history. I've always considered his work an essential part of our design heritage. I'm very happy that our commitment to bring his body of work back to Canada has finally come to fruition. Getting to announce this repatriation on July 1st is the icing on the cake. Happy Canada Day!" Patrick Griffin, Type Director, Canada Type

The Canada Type Scholarship will help students with a keen interest in typography to achieve their career aspirations, and will be offered beginning in April 2013 as part of the GDC National Scholarship Program. The GDC is honoured to be a partner in creating this amazing legacy.

For more information on the Canada Type Scholarship Fund please go to http://www.gdc.net/designers/index/articles/1490.php.

For more information on all the GDC Scholarships please visit www.gdc.net/education/scholarships_and_awards

SOURCE Society of Graphic Designers of Canada

For further information:

Melanie MacDonald BA, Executive Director at director@gdc.net or 1 877 496 4453. http://www.gdc.net.

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