Linotype: The Film

“Linotype: The Film” Official Trailer from Linotype: The Film on Vimeo.

Last night, I went to see documentary film, Linotype: The Film which was an event hosted by the Kansas City Chapter of AIGA. If you are not familiar with what a Linotype is, its a machine that took the printing world from handsetting type, one letter at a time, to publish books, magazines and newspapers to setting type with whole lines at a time — line-o-type. It revolutionized the publishing industry when it was invented in the 1880s and made it possible for the written word to be available to everyone and in a much quicker, less-expensive way. The New York Times was published with Linotype for over 80 years, until 1978.

Linotype: The Film is a spectacular film and was created with a trio of visionary young men. Check it out. Trust me.

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