November 27, 2009

Another reason to visit the Antipodes

Posted in books, Inspiration, Video at 1:47 pm by India

(seeing Ampersand Duck being, of course, the first):

(Via @thebookdesigner; cross-posted at Clusterflock)

September 4, 2009

To be fond of ; to like ; to have good will toward ; to delight in, with preëminent affection.

Posted in art, bookbinding, books, coveting, illustration, Inspiration, letterpress, printing, production, Typesetting, typography, Video at 1:14 pm by India


India, Ink., has moved. The live version of this post is now located at Sorry for the inconvenience!


Chronicle Books had only a dummy of the trade edition at BEA, but the book is out now. (Buy it through Indiebound.)
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January 12, 2009

Wrong, all wrong!

Posted in books, business, Editing, humor, Video at 10:53 pm by India

The didn’t mention anything about how each character of the book is placed on the page using tweezers.

Also? That guy at the 2:54 mark is really scary.

(Via BoingBoing)

December 2, 2008

Hitler’s subtitler gets a cheap font CD

Posted in humor, Rants, typography, Video at 4:24 pm by India

One of dozens of Downfall parody videos. If you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all, but if you haven’t been subjected to them yet, you may find this instance amusing.

November 29, 2008

Weapons of mass respiration

Posted in art, books, Off-topic, technology, Video at 1:50 pm by India

Edith Kollath’s show is at Dam, Stuhltrager Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, until December 14. Read at NYC Resistor about the zany TSA adventure she had when she tried to take these books to Germany for a show.

Via Bre Pettis, who made the above video.
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September 6, 2008

Ed Rondthaler

Posted in humor, Off-topic, Video at 3:29 pm by India

Ed Rondthaler film still

House Industries is making a film about Ed Rondthaler, founder of Photo-Lettering, Inc., and they’ve posted a short video of him giving a presentation about the nuttiness of English spelling. I saw Mr. Rondthaler do this schtick at TypeCon a few years ago, and somewhere around here I have an entertaining tract that he wrote. He’s a centenarian and so has an awful lot to say; I look forward to the extended version.

(Via Boing Boing.)

July 19, 2007

The Impotence of Proofreading

Posted in Editing, humor, Video at 11:14 pm by India

(via Making Light’s particle beam)

October 16, 2006

A letterpress talkie

Posted in letterpress, printing, Typesetting, typography, Video at 11:59 pm by India

If you liked the Heidelberg porn from a while back, you may also enjoy this charming short film by Chuck Kraemer about Firefly Press in Somerville, MA. It has moving people and voices in it!

It’s hosted at the Web site of portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman. There’s also a higher-resolution version (17 MB; but don’t wantonly hog her bandwidth—consider making a donation), as well as some background information.

(Via Coudal Partners.)

August 14, 2006

Heidelberg porn

Posted in printing, Tools, Video at 11:47 pm by India


(Via Speak Up.)