Thursday, March 29
Linotype: The Film
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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Librarian Nick Smith working on a Model 31 Linotype in Denmark, Iowa. © Linotype: The Film
The Linotype has a unique 90-key keyboard. © Linotype: The Film
Film Director Doug Wilson © Linotype: The Film
Linotype operator Guy Trower working at a Linotype in Springfield, Missouri. © Linotype: The Film
Linotype: The Film machine logo © Linotype: The Film
Jesse Marsolais speaking about the Linotype at Firefly Press, Copyright Linotype: The Film