Canadian designer Carl Dair’s film on the lost art of type punch cutting. Initiated by Rod McDonald and Sheridan College in Canada, and narrated by Matthew Carter, this 45-minute film was made in 1957 when Carl Dair studied type making under master letter-engraver P. H. Rädisch at the Joh. Enschedé en Zonen Type Foundry in Holland.
A video about how music was printed during the Renaissance with examples from the Plantin workshop in Antwerp.
This episode of the Computer Chronicles looks at the art of font selection. Demonstrations include WordPerfect, PostScript, HP LaserJet III, TypeAlign, Type On Call, Adobe Type Manager, MacWrite, Apple StyleWriter, Apple LaserWriter, Bitstream’s FaceLift, and FontMonger. Originally broadcast in 1991.
German type designer Justus Erich Walbaum created the typeface Walbaum-Antiqua around 1800. This video tells his story.