Metal Type in the 21st Century

Documentary about Jim Rimmer, who designed nearly 200 typefaces. The film shows Rimmer using the pantograph, which enabled simultaneous mechanical enlargement of a smaller, desk-size form.


Soviet Posters 1919-1935

Political posters of the 20s and 30s warn of capitalism’s dangers, hail the vision of Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin, and praise the proletariat. Though easily dismissible as Socialist Realism influenced by 1920s modernism and the dualism of Friend and Foe (both in domestic and foreign contexts), the posters are diverse in style and sometimes reflect more than a commissioned, caricatured propaganda.

These selections are part of an extensive private collection of posters, postcards, and lithographs from diverse sources. See more at Views + Reviews.

4-Printer Printing Process

Just in Time, or a Short History of Production, is a book printed by four different printers, spanning 100 years between the printers’ dates of manufacture: Magenta (Stencil duplicator, 1880); Cyan (Spirit duplicator, 1923); Black (Laser printer, 1969); Yellow (Inkjet printer, 1976). With each printer delegated to printing one ink plate, this book’s production emphasizes the nature of the printing process itself, as well as its historical context. 

Spanish Tourism Posters, Pre-Civil War

Joseph Morell Macías was born in San Esteve d’en Bas (province of Girona), Spain, in 1899. After his art studies in Seville, and travels abroad to Belgium and France, he returned to Spain to become the greatest influencer of tourist-based posters from the 1920’s up until the Spanish Civil War, with work marked by simple compositions, painterly style, and strong diagonal lines.

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