Preserving the Visual History of the Printed Word A.K.A. printingfilms.com
If you understand : gara 12/14 U&lc fl/fr x 28p galleys 9am (or even if you don’t)
Printing Films is a site for those of us who love type, printing and its history.
I stole all this copy and made grabs from the movies that are shown on the site. Go spend some time at a place of memories. Maybe the smell of printer’s ink will come to mind.
PrintingFilms.com is a collection of vintage films that showcase the technologies and processes of printing, journalism, and typography. It was established by Doug Wilson in 2012 after his work as director of Linotype : The Film.
The collection started when Doug was given a box of 16mm Linotype promotional films by Dave Seat for digitization. In 2013, Carl Schlesinger (a former Linotype operator at The New York Times) donated his extensive collection of films to The Museum of Printing which assisted in the preservation of these films in 2015.
This film was created by the International Typographic Union to encourage their members to become more comfortable with the new “Cold Type” technology revolutionizing the typesetting industry.
Starting with an explanation of the hot-metal process, they feature the Intertype Fotosetter and then go through the entire photo-composition process. The film shows camera work, stripping, chemical development, and paste-up. It ends with an aerial view of the ITU building in Colorado Springs, CO.
“You and the World of Print” — 1976 — 19:02
“Where does print come from?” is the question asked at the beginning of the film and it attempts to show the process of printing from tress to final product. Using a few of the Kimberly-Clark Corporation “Graphic Communications Through the Ages” series of oil paintings, the film shows the history and technological improvements of printing.
A simple explanation of offset-lithography is given along with views of large, web presses, bindery techniques, and paper making. Created by the Printing Industries Association of Texas, the film ends with a pitch for people to join the printing industry and get jobs that will eventually become high-paying and skilled.
See more at PrintingFilms.com
David Grove is an illustrator whose work is commissioned by a wide range of corporate, advertising, film, and publishing clients. Originally from Philadelphia, he began working as a free-lance illustrator in France and England and later moved to San Francisco where he now resides. His work has won numerous awards and has been exhibited in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo, and Paris.
David Grove client list includes : American Airlines, Standard Oil, Time Warner, United States Navy, General Motors, Warner Bros., Universal Studios, Walt Disney, ARCO, Goodyear, Indianapolis 500, Pendelton Woolen Mills, Mercedes-Benz of North America, National Football League Properties Inc., Ballantine Books Inc., Bantam Books Inc., Penguin USA, Car & Driver, Road & Track, Automobile Magazines.
June 05, 2012 — August 18, 2012
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On display in the Third Floor Hall of Fame Gallery.
Ward Schumaker has shows in NYC, NY – Nashville, TN – & Washington, DC
Identity Papers | O K Harris Gallery | New York
Opening Saturday 29 October 2011 3 – 5pm
Ivan Karp of O K Harris offered me a show after seeing my mixed-media works in the book Identity Papers. These are small pieces, 10” tall x 6” wide, made up of sketches, hand-cut paper calligraphy, Unlike most of my paintings, many contain elements of recognizable imagery. I am very pleased to be showing in a gallery with such a rich and important history.
Ivan Karp served as co-director of Leo Castelli Gallery from 1959 – 1969, during which time he was instrumental in launching the careers of pop artists Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Claes Oldenburg, Tom Wesselmann and John Chamberlain. In 1969, Ivan broke away to launch his own gallery, O K Harris. OK Harris was among the first to exhibit the work of Duane Hanson, Deborah Butterfield, Manny Farber, Richard Pettibone, Robert Bechtle, Malcolm Morley, Arman, and others.
My wife, Vivienne Flesher, and I look forward to attending the opening, 3 – 5 pm, Saturday, 29 October.
The show remains up until 03 December.
O K Harris | 383 West Broadway | Gallery D | New York, NY
Geography Lessons | Zeitgeist | Nashville
Opening Thursday 03 November 2011 5 – 8pm
Zeitgeist Gallery in Nashville will mount a show of my work, Geography Lessons, during the month of November.
Zeitgeist has been very kind, giving me one of my first shows, Grace, in 2005, and including me in a number of its group shows. This exhibit consists of ten paintings and three hand-made books. My wife and I look forward to attending the opening, 5 – 8 pm, Thursday, 03 November.
The show remains up until 17 December.
Zeitgeist Gallery | 1819 21st Avenue South | Nashville, TN
Sight and Identity | Stanford-in-Washington | Washington, DC
25 October 2011 to 22 January 2012
My illustrated version of Paris France by Gertrude Stein appeared in the Seeing Gertrude Stein Five Stories exhibit at San Francisco’s Contemporary Jewish Museum and will now move to Washington, DC, to appear in Insight and Identity, Contemporary Artists and Gertrude Stein, at Stanford-in-Washington. Beside the book itself, my portrait of Ms. Stein will appear, silkscreened, on the wall of the gallery where the book will be on display.
The limited edition letterpress book was published and is available from The Yolla Bolly Press, Covelo, California.
Stanford-in-Washington | 2661 Connecticut Avenue, NW | Washington, DC