A technology sliding into undeserved obscurity

A fantastic short documentary on the delicacy, detail and devotion of John Kristensen's Firefly Press to letterpress printing. Produced by Chuck Kraemer for Boston's WGBH, the documentary has a disconcertingly staggered narration. It reminds me of fresh reporters trying to mimic the famous and exaggerated intonations of BBC Radio reporters - with a little Charles Kuralt or Charles Osgood "Sunday Morning" thrown in.

Signal vs Noise featured this movie last week, and there are some good observations and complementary links in the comments section.

Other short pieces on Linotype and the Monotype keyboard are available through Type Culture.

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