• The Creation of a Printing Type


    From The Design to The Print by Frederic W. Goudy. This silent film from the 1930s shows the preeminent American type designer Frederic Goudy (1865–1947) creating his typeface Goudy Saks. Goudy fans…

  • Typomania


    Do you need to explain the significance of type to your parents, your Aunt Edna or the first-year students in your Typography 101 class? This is the film for you. Produced in…

  • Douglas Coffin, Lettercarver


    While this film may not be about type, it abounds with beautiful letters. Douglas Coffin is one of a handful of people in the United States who carve letters in stone with…

  • Letterpress Printing


    This fabulous short film about John Kristensen‘s Firefly Press in Somerville, Massachusetts was created by journalist and videographer Chuck Kraemer for WGBH, Channel 2 in Boston. It‘s available for viewing on YouTube…

  • The Linotype


    A short documentary film about one of the most intriguing machines of the Industrial Age; how it works – from beginning to end.

  • The Ludlow Typograph Machine


    A documentary film about the hot-metal typecaster for headlines; a machine for big type that combines hand composition and Industrial-Age technology.

  • The Monotype Keyboard & Caster


    A short documentary film about an extraordinary typesetting system and precursor to early computer technology; punch tape, line length calculation, x and y axes – they’re all here.