Rebuilding the Pictorial Webster’s Dictionary

January 8, 2010

I came across this video and was totally sucked in.  It’s an amazing journey to re-create the Pictorial Webster’s dictionary.  The linotype machine is so Victorian. At the 4-5 minute he starts physically assembling the book which is quite interesting.  Amazing at the time it takes to arrange the type, layout, print, cut, bind, and finish.  It really provides perspective on the concept of information revolution and our ability to now publish at the press of a button.  [via]

Pictorial Webster’s: Inspiration to Completion from John Carrera on Vimeo.


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