October 8, 2012 jon

Lynotype the film

Sometimes we forget how much has changed since the generation before us were born.. the industrial revolution changed everything but the digital generation made it easier and lighter.

As a Graphic Designer and a Film maker this is a combination of my two favourite past-times.

“Linotype: The Film is a feature-length documentary centred around the Linotype type casting machine. Called the “Eighth Wonder of the World” by Thomas Edison, it revolutionised printing and society. The film tells the charming and emotional story of the people connected to the Linotype and how it impacted the world.”

Directed by Doug Wilson who is himself a Graphic Designer who had used to work and teach typography its sure to cover every aspect of the artform.

“We have worked very hard to have the film available in as many international iTunes stores as possible, so hopefully you will be able to download from your localised store on October 16th. We also are replicating both NTSC and PAL DVDs that are region free. This means that you can watch the film no matter where you live in the world.”

Linotype was funded by kickstarter which is a funding platform for creative projects which offers pledgers a chance to get involved in the funding towards various projects.

We will be using kickstarter for a project we start next year so keep your eyes peeled.

UPDATE: Linotype – the film can be purchased here http://shop.linotypefilm.com/ and downloaded or rented on iTunes here