Printing Films

Preserving the Visual History of the Printed Word A.K.A. print​ing​films​.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.

Print​ing​Films​.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 Print​ing​Films​.com

David Grove

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.

Society of Illus­tra­tors

June 05, 2012 — August 18, 2012

128 East 63rd Street
(between Park and Lexington Avenues)
New York, NY 10065

Tel : (212) 8382560
Fax : (212) 8382561
E‐​Mail : info@​societyillustrators.​org

Gallery Hours :
10 A.M.– 8 P.M. Tuesday
10 A.M.– 5 P.M. Wednesday — Friday
12 noon– 4 P.M. Saturday
Closed most holi­days

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