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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 1 877 496 4453. http://www.gdc.net.