Sunday, February 20, 2011

Bookmaking, the Hard Way

From Cory Doctorow over at Boing Boing comes this hilarious old video showing “what a pain in the ass it was to produce a book in the era before digital typesetting, lo those many years ago.”

I particularly love the announcer’s voice!

Actually, my old college newspaper, The Daily Dartmouth, was--in 1954--printed in this same laborious manner.

1 comment:

Jersey Jack said...

That's the same way we did The Los Angeles Times in the early 1970, too. Offset came in a few years later.

Hot type.