Linotype. This friday NY
This article was posted by Gorey 1 Year, 3 months, 2 weeks, 6 days, 15 hours, 58 minutes ago.
The world premiere of ‘Linotype, the film’ is going to be held at Sva theater this friday and there is still tickets to grab.
Linotype is a “line casting” machine that was used from the mid 1800 to the 1960’s / 1970’s. Our generation take the computer for granted, and it’s just going to get better, but this is the ancestor of all modern screen + keyboard machines. The complexity of the mechanisms make it a beautiful object that seemed so advanced for his time and yet couldn’t be updated. Come learn where a matrix transposition took first place, why is our keyboard called qwerty and how justified text spacing was done in the age of casting type.
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