An appreciation of the book as physical object.
A YouTube Video, How Ink is Made, reminds us of the art and craft that goes into creating the physical products that remain a significant fixture of the publishing world.
A set of short films illustrating the state of the art in publishing technology, circa 1925.
Is print dead, or just demoted? This video shows that it, and its advocates, won’t go down without a fight.
Two shops from a bygone era fight for survival in downtown Los Angeles. Moving into the future doesn’t guarantee that things improve or become more edifying, as this video shows.
The question of when print will end is often framed as if it is a natural occurrence, an evolutionary question, or the likely outcome of a sporting event, rather than a business decision that publishers may revisit on a regular basis.
Print aficionados and newspaper companies are rushing to bridge a chasm, but even their ACME product may not be enough.
Incrementalism is a tempting path forward, both familiar and seemingly safe. But the squeeze is on.
In the Internet age, the GPO celebrates print with a comic book — a video worth watching for its throwback charm.
The crafts of print are refined and amazing, truly mature and interesting technologies in their own right. Here’s to the technology of liquid color.
Print is alive, but demoted. This video argues the point in a lively and entertaining way.