I just came across a fascinating article which came courtesy of The Guardian newspaper. It reports on the discovery of a marvelous book which may open a world of new information for book lovers and historians alike. How exciting it would be to hold his book in hand, even though it’s contents would be locked […]
Archive | Paper: the transmitter of culture
A fine, old video about paper
The other day while doing research on a project, I came across a website operated by Steve Varvaro, a now retired but long-time paper salesman in New York. His website includes a link to a 1990s video created by Neenah Paper Company titled “Still Life: A Celebration of 100 Years of Paper Making.” You […]
The lurking danger of the internet
Several months ago I published a pamphlet titled St. Gutenberg Pray For Us which warned of the dangers inherent in electronic communication. The other day I came across a column by Paul Rosenberg which voices many of the concerns I have. Perhaps it will give you something to think about, as it has done for me. […]
Are E-books Dying? The resurgence of printed books
Obituary of the printed book premature Now comes yet another story, this time in the New York Times about the impressive rebound of the printed book. With e-book sales soaring just four years ago, the prognosticators of doom declared printed books a vanishing breed. Indeed, at the time with book stores closing and printed book sales […]
Why real books survive and thrive
Genuine book books are here to stay My son just sent me a link to an article by Scott Hoffman. Think you may enjoy it. Two of his observations particularly struck home to me. First, the physical book is efficient and second it is intimate. He puts it this way: “Simply put, there is no […]
Kluge Press used to print letterpress books
I thought some of you might be interested in seeing a video of one of my Kluge presses — the workhorse of my press room — in action. These American-made presses are marvels to watch in action; a genuine symphony of gears and cams and arms and rollers, all choreographed to the pumping and blowing vacuum pump. […]
Creative advertising mocks the concept of paperless living
This evening I have been enjoying Domtar’s paper videos. Keep finding new ones. Here’s another. Hope you like it. Once you have enjoyed the video, take a look at the paper broadside I created just for people who love paper as much as I do. Until later . . .
If you think “paper” is dead, you may enjoy these videos.
Oh, what the heck. These are funny, but with a message. Paper dead? Ya, wrong! If you enjoy the videos, check out the paper broadside that honors the role paper has played throughout human history. http://www.letterpressbookpublishing.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=156&action=edit Until later . . .
Paperless Office? Dream on!
A little bit ago I noted a rather humorous video about paper. Here’s another worth watching. Then when finished, you might want to check out this link to a beautiful broadside about paper. Until later . . .
Culture vs. Reality TV creatively parodied in video
As I get ready to launch my new web site, I have been thinking about the book printing I do and wonder why people would want letterpress-printed books when they can have e-books. I’m told e-books are easy to download (I can’t vouch for that as I have never published nor read one), many of them can […]