Category Archives: Print

History of Typography (Video)

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Keeping America Informed

Today in 1860, the United States Congress established the Government Printing Office. Congress passed the Joint Resolution (No. 25) which directed the Superintendent of Public Printing “to have executed the printing and binding authorized by the Senate and House of Representatives, the executive and judicial … Continue reading

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Sic transit gloria mundi

The first edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica was published in 1768 in Edinburgh, Scotland. In the Preface to the Encyclopaedia, William Smellie, the 28-year-old editor (and author of many of the entries), expressed his hope that this new kind of encyclopaedia or … Continue reading

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The Paperless Office of the Future, Still

News from IDC today: “Not Dead Yet: Printed Page Volume to Reach 1.2 Trillion in the U.S. by 2015.”

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Typesetting, Counting, Sensing

Today in 1886, the first Linotype machine in the U.S. was installed at the Tribune newspaper in New York City. Invented by Ottmar Mergenthaler, a Linotype machine could produce five lines per minute compared to the one line per minute typically … Continue reading

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Print Magazines Survive the Digital Tsunami?

The State of the Media Democracy Survey, Fifth Edition, from Deloitte, reports surprising finding regarding print magazines: 

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The Death of the News Blog: Print to the Rescue

Larry Kramer, founder of CBS MarketWatch, writes today about Nick Denton’s (Gawker’s) decision to abandon the blog format in favor of “curation.” What it means is that the old print, yes, dare I say it, “old” newspaper and magazine print … Continue reading

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