The Lion of Typesetting: Linotype

Frank Romano's History of the Linotype Company (RIT Press) is as exhaustive as setting Linotype was exhausting in the hot metal days. But it is also a splendid chronicle of this lion of the typesetting field.


A Timeless Lost Typeface

Benedictine was designed by Joseph E. Hill in 1915 for Mergenthaler Linotype and introduced in 1917 with this stunning thread bound specimen folder. Read more about this typeface.

"Clang, clang, clang" Went the Lino . . .

“Clang, clang, clang” went the Lino…type “Ding, ding, ding” went the bell “Zing, zing, zing” slid the copy At the moment I typed it, it fell “Chug, chug, chug” went the motor “Bump, bump, bump” rang the lead “Thump, thump, thump” went the matrices When it molded, I could see the type fed “Buzz,...

Linotype: The Eighth Wonder of The World

The new film Linotype: In Search of the Eighth Wonder of the World will have its world premiere in New York City on Feb 3 (7 p.m.)at the SVA Theatre – 333 West 23rd St and 8th Avenue. On hand will be Douglas Wilson, the director, and various interviewees from the film for panel...