Linotype: The Film

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Oh, what a tease Doug Wilson just sent a long: Linotype: The Film is a documentary about Ottmar Mergenthaler’s amazing Linotype typesetting machine and the people who own and love these machines today. Can’t wait to see the movie when it’s out.

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  1. if you are in switzerland: don’t (swiss) miss visiting:

  2. I remember using one of these before in a museum, they’re amazing. When using it, it makes a music all of its own. Lovely

  3. This looks like a fun film. Linotype / Helvetica double feature anyone?

  4. The most distinctive memory of these machines was the smell of the pot.

  5. There is an old episode of the Twilight Zone ‘The Devils Printer’ which features a linotype machine.

    Worth a watch if you can find it. Marc E. Smith of T’he Fall’ even sampled a line from it in a track.

  6. Ah yes.. smells like.? VICTORY.!

  7. Don’t forget the Basel Papiermühle, an extraordinary institution.

  8. My father was given a machinne by my Uncle They both worked newspaper positions most of their lives. I am trying to see what an old Linotype machine might be worth and if anyone want to purchase the item.