Rae Maher (IDEA19) wins $1,000 Jim Rimmer scholarship for poster series on albinism
Many congratulations to Rae Maher, who won a $1,000 Jim Rimmer scholarship last week for her poster series on albinism (shown below).
The Jim Rimmer Community Scholarship for Design Award is awarded annually to students whose project supports a community program, social cause, non-profit, or an environmental or social cause. This scholarship is via the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC) and supported by Hemlock Printers.
“We are very proud to support the next generation of designers in our community, through this fitting honour of Jim Rimmer’s contributions to the field with this scholarship.” ~ Dick Kouwenhoven, president and CEO of Hemlock Printers
Winners were announced at the GDC's Type Night in Vancouver on Thursday November 23, 2017, held at Vancouver Film School, where Canadian type designer Rod McDonald gave a very engaging talk on past and current Canadian contributions to typography. It was good to see lots of IDEA School of Design students in the audience. Check out his talk from earlier this year below.
About Jim Rimmer
Jim Rimmer was a pivotal influence in Canadian letterpress and private press. Many of his typefaces, such as Albertan are ubiquitous in print and digital graphic design worldwide. His stature as an icon was recognized in 2007 when he was awarded a fellowship by the GDC.
Sadly, Jim Rimmer passed away on Saturday, January 9th, 2010 after battling cancer. The scholarship was initially announced in November 2009 at Practivism, an annual GDC/BC event. Jim knew of the scholarship in his name, though he was too ill to attend Practivism.