The following free event is coming to the Halifax Central Library and here is the link to the trailer:
Carl Dair made this film right at the end of the era of metal type capturing on film the first 500 years of type making, from scribal written-letters to the more formal carved letterforms we use today. The rare footage documenting for history the last master punch cutter (not a reenactment) making a piece of metal type is so important for Canadians and for the world.
Dair was also the Canadian designer who designed Canada's first typeface, Cartier (named after the explorer) in 1967.
And this is link to the eventbrite for this event:
I am attaching the poster as well and I hope you and others you could share about this great event will be able to come on the evening of Thursday, January 28 at 7:00 pm to the Halifax Central Library on Spring Garden Road.
5163 Duke Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3J6
Society of Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC)
Société des designers graphiques du Canada
GIBSON Type Family<http://www.canadatype.com/showfont.php?id=207>
Towards Excellence in Design Education<http://www.gdc.net/about/foundation/articles984.php>