I love printmaking, and I love metal type. We had Helvetica, Objectified, soon Urbanized,  and now we will have Linotype The Film.

Linotype: The Film is a feature-length documentary film centered around the Linotype typecasting machine invented by Ottmar Mergenthaler in 1886. Called the “Eighth Wonder of the World” by Thomas Edison, the Linotype revolutionized printing and society, but very few people know about the inventor or his fascinating machine.

I love it already, it both calls out for the designer in me but also the geek, who always loved machines and crazy technology. Check out the trailer and why not also support them through Kick Starter.

Posted on: 25 November 2010, 14:00
Posted in: print design, printing process/finishing, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment

Linotype: The Film

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Watching this made me feel old. It seems like a lot of the younger designers aren’t familiar with the older equipment that has been used before all of today’s stuff.

20 December 2010 at 4:12