Making Books, 1947

July 30th, 2008


Printing a Book, Old School from Armin Vit on Vimeo.


This 1947 Encyclopedia Britannica film shows in detail the processes of making a book from the linotype machine through a fully bound book. It’s fascinating how many complex steps are completely automated and how other processes are fairly manual (usually done by “girls”).

There are few machines that can compete with the printing press for their impact on the way we think and represent the physical replication of memes.

(via ilovetypography)

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One Response to “Making Books, 1947”



  1. kevin s Says:

    Its crazy how many steps are involved…the author must be pretty good

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