Linotype The Film: London Premiere
“This feature-length documentary is centred around the Linotype typecasting machine invented by Ottmar Mergenthaler in 1886. Called the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’ by Thomas Edison, the machine revolutionised printing. The film tells the surprisingly emotional story of the people connected to Linotype and how this new technology changed the world.
This is Doug Wilson’s first film, but he comes to it with an extensive knowledge of graphic design and letterpress printing, and the experience of working as a university typography instructor.
The film will be showing as part of GFSmith’s Beauty in the Making event on Thursday 26th April at 5:30pm.”
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Beauty in the making, Celebrating artistry in creative processes
23—27 April 2012
Victoria House Basement
Unit 6, 37-63 Southampton Row
London WC1B 4DA