I wanted to follow up on my earlier post about Jim Rimmer’s inspiration to the Type Foundry. To create The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Jim Rimmer designed and made a new metal font using type foundry equipment, such as the Monotype Composition Caster, that we are working to preserve—and preserving to work for other artists. Although we can share our thoughts on Jim’s work, our online dialog can’t substitute for seeing and feeling his work “in the flesh.” We want encourage a lucky few who can own a copy of this masterwork to bring this great book to new audiences.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, numbered and signed by Jim Rimmer, is available from Wessel and Leiberman Booksellers. The book is made by Jim Rimmer, who drew and cut the blocks, designed and engraved the principal types, and did the binding. It is available in an edition of seventy-five copies.