Sunday, 12 February 2012

Linotype: the Film

Calling all type and publishing geeks! Linotype: the Film is a flick you just may want to catch. Doug Wilson created this documentary on the legendary typesetting machine and its surprisingly emotional story of the people connected to the Linotype and how it impacted the world. Invented by the German clock maker, Ottomar Mergenthaler in the late 19th century, the Linotype machine revolutionized the publishing industry. Instead of typing one character at a time, the machine allowed type to be set in lines instead resulting in much faster printing time—perfect for use in newspaper publishing. 

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