Introducing a new Kartemquin short film

Short films have always been an integral part of Kartemquin's history, from Parents to Chicago Crossings. To explore the feasibility of creating a new shorts initiative to complement our regular long-form works, we recently filmed the 9 minute Sacred Transformations, directed by Justine Nagan and edited by Leslie Simmer. The film - shot in a single night inside on the South Side of Chicago - follows Eric Dean Spruth as he helps people to transform tattoos that no longer represent who they are into new works of art. We are delighted to announce that Sacred Transformations has already been accepted into the "Fear No Film" program at the 2010 Utah Arts Festival. We will be announcing more ways to see the film soon. Stay tuned! Continued

New Typeface clip online

Can't wait for the release of the limited edition Typeface DVD on May 28th? Well, just to tease you further we've put the first ninety seconds of the award-winning film online at our YouTube channel! Thanks to Josh Ritter for the use of his incredibly catchy song "Mind's Eye" for this clip. His music is also throughout the film, if you're a fan. The Typeface DVD is available now for pre-order. The first 1,000 copies of the DVD feature limited edition posters by Hamilton Wood Type Museum Artistic Director Bill Moran. All copies also feature additional scenes, a slideshow of original art inspired by the film, and some 'easter eggs.' Get yours today! Continued