Jim Rimmer Scholarship Awards Evening

portrait of Jim Rimmer FGDC

Please join DesCan Vancouver and Hemlock Printers as we celebrate the 2022 Jim Rimmer Scholarship winners.

2 guest speakers:

Alanna Munro: The Capabilities of Typefaces: Creating Uses of Font Technology
Mustaali Raj: Exploring Intersections of Identity


November 17
Creekside Community Recreation Centre
1 Athletes Way, Vancouver

The Jim Rimmer Scholarships have been awarded since 2009 to student projects (or one currently in progress) for a community program, a non-profit organization, or an environmental or social cause. Students who are currently enrolled, or have graduated within the last year from a design program in BC are eligible. Scholarships are awarded on the strength of the solution, how effectively it communicates a message, benefits a community, affects action and promotes change.


Students (member and non-member): FREE
DesCan members: FREE
Non-members: $20 (Join DesCan and save!)
Tickets available here >

Jim Rimmer FGDC 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 Fellowship by DesCan.

Introducing our guest speakers:

Alanna Munro designs typefaces and lettering from her home studio in Vancouver, Canada. After studying as a communication designer at Emily Carr University, Alanna began focusing on letterforms and hasn’t looked back. She works on refining wordmarks, making custom fonts, drawing editorial lettering, and expanding indigenous language support in existing typefaces. She makes typefaces because she is truly enamoured with the process — she is possibly one of the only type designers who actually enjoys kerning 😉

Mustaali Raj is an award-winning designer and visual artist with a multi-disciplinary practice. Along with celebrating and advocating for diversity in the creative sector, Mustaali’s creative approach centers around community building, elevating concept and designing for social good. As an engineer turned designer, his creative process is a cohesive blend between left and right brain thinking. He is a circle, living in a square, drawing triangles.

Thanks to Ryan Mah @blackrhinocreative for the portraits of Jim Rimmer FGDC.