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Video: Short History of Letterpress

Don’t miss this ~5 minute doc on the art of Letterpress.

“It will die. Eventually. Because people will forget how to do it.”

“How do you feel about that?”

“It’s OK, I’m only responsible for my watch.”

The Linotype machine is mesmerizing. The 3rd dimension that Letterpress adds to typography can’t be beat.

  • http://www.umbrae.net Chris Dary

    Great video.

    It’s interesting how anti-technology he comes off – during its day letterpress was seen as very complex mechanical technology itself.

    I wonder when what we do as technologists will be seen as an antiquated (and nostalgic) endeavor.