Posts Tagged ‘Newspaper composing room’

Hot type and roaring presses

January 22, 2011

One of the satisfactions of growing older is the knowledge of all the things that I have seen that nobody will ever see again.

The old-time newspaper composing room is one, as I was reminded when my friend David Damico, an expert on graphic design and the history of typography, e-mailed me links to these videos.  They are a documentary of the last night that the New York Times was produced with Linotype machines and hot type.

[Update 9/27/2020 New link replaces original two]

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