Linotype: The Film

Doug Wilson of I Love Typography fame is directing a feature-length film about the Linotype type casting machine. Invented by Ottmar Mergenthaler in 1886, the Linotype revolutionized printing, but newer technologies rendered these complex machines obsolete by the mid 1900s. Linotype: The Film aims to uncover the surprising and passionate stories of the people behind this forgotten art.

Doug and his crew have now launched a second Kickstarter project to fund the final push to cover post-production expenses. They are hoping for the film to premiere early 2012.

Bring it to Cape Town, Doug! I’m sure Design Indaba would love to screen it.

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

Via: I Love Typography

By Typedeck

Typedeck started out as a collection of hand-picked creative news, resources and inspiration on the night of 5 June 2011.

1 comment

  1. Fascinating, to say the least. Complicated, but so delicately, deliciously ingenious! Excellent that there are individuals who have the urge and desire to keep the art alive and/or revive it for posterity to witness…

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