From cave sketch drawings, to fountain pens with ink wells, to writing with a pencil to a pen, to typewriters, to printing materials, to using computer typesetting, we’ve moved from an oral society, to a written one, to a digital one.
From the late 19th century to the 1970s, Linotype was the industry standard for typesetting and printing newspapers, magazines and posters. Now, the publishing industry uses offset lithography printing.
The Linotype type casting machine was called the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’ by light bulb inventor, Thomas Edison. The Linotype revolutionized printing and society. To celebrate what the machine allowed us to do, the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto is pleased to present the Canadian premiere of Linotype: The Film, a feature-length documentary centered around the charming and emotional story of the people connected to the Linotype and how it impacted the world. Already, premieres from around the world have been sold out.
Canadian printing legend, Stan Bevington from Coach House Books, will talk about his experience with the Linotype machine and he will also lead a brief Q&A session after the screening. Faculty of Information Dean Seamus Ross will give an introduction to Mr. Bevington.
Come join us on Wednesday, November 21 at 7:30 pm in room BL205 at the Faculty of Information, 140 St. George Street. Everyone welcome. Free entrance.