Kennedy Center to honor Bill T. Jones

Kartemquin would like to congratulate Bill T. Jones, subject of our upcoming film A Good Man, on being named as a 2010 Kennedy Center Honoree. The prestigious award is bestowed upon individuals who have made worthy lifetime contributions to arts and culture by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The Center's Chairman David M. Rubenstein stated: "the inventive style and imaginative artistry of Bill T. Jones has had an invaluable impact on the varied landscapes of dance and theater." The other 2010 honorees are Sir Paul McCartney, Merle Haggard, Jerry Herman and Oprah Winfrey. Continued

Typeface Chicagoland TV premiere announced!

Great news for Chicago's Typeface fans: WTTW 11 will air the Illinois broadcast premiere of Justine Nagan's award-winning film on November 18th 2010 at 9pm. More details will be announced soon - but start planning your viewing party now! Want to get your local PBS network to show Typeface? Request a screening so we can show them the demand!Typeface was also featured in Chicago Art Magazine today in a great article about the film's impact in helping the resurgence of the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum. Read "The Rebirth of Wood Type." Continued

Joanna Rudnick on a "the beginning of a new era" for high-risk women

In the Family director Joanna Rudnick is quoted in an Associated Press article today about a new study from the American Medical Association that indicates women at a high-risk of breast and ovarian cancer can benefit from ovary removal surgery. In the article, Joanna call the findings the "the beginning of a new era" for high-risk women, and reveals her own future plans to have ovary removal surgery at the age of 40 after having children. Read the full article.Click here to support Joanna's newest film, On Beauty. Continued

The immediate impact of being on the YouTube homepage

On Tuesday, the trailer for Typeface was vaulted to the front page of YouTube thanks to one of the film's fans (read more about it here). Since this was a new experience for the film, we thought we'd share the stats on the impact this immediately had on our site traffic and sales, and also some thoughts on what it was like to have a mini-breakout into the mainstream away from the design, typography and letterpress community that has been such a huge supporter of the film from the start. Continued

Typeface trailer lands on YouTube homepage!

Thanks to the great taste of a young design student, for today only you can find our video "Typeface Official Trailer #2" on the YouTube homepage! The video was chosen by Karen Kavett, a student at Rhode Island School of Design, who was selected by YouTube to curate their homepage for the day. Karen - whose own videos on typography have made a big impact with YouTube viewers - chose the Typeface trailer as part of her "Spotlight: Cool Typography" series (refresh your page if you don't see it right away). Continued