“The mission of Canadian Print Scholarships is to attract the brightest and best students available to the graphic communications industry by providing financial assistance to enroll and continue in a post-secondary management or technical program at an approved institution.”
After many years directly involved in the printing industry, Liana and Nick Howard set about to build a museum of printing history with focus on machinery from the 1830’s to 1950’s.
The studio specializes in small runs of hand printed typography cards and posters, using antique printing equipment.
Search or download a digital copy of the 1934 ATF catalogue of type faces.
Luc Devroye, School of Computer Science, McGill University, Montreal, Canada ⦿ firstname.lastname@example.org
These encyclopedic pages offer over 90,000 entries with information on type design, type designers, the history and choice of fonts and typefaces, the mathematics of type design, font software, and typographic matters in general. The subjects are cross-classified by country, language, tag, style, and category. Each item also has a dedicated subpage with additional images not shown on the main pages [click on pink dots like ⦿]. I started this work in 1993.
Catalog of Ludlow typefaces. Read online or download a copy.
A directory of type foundry catalogs available online.
Type specimens are time capsules of typographic history. There is no substitute for seeing them in person, but you can now use a web browser to track the evolution of type design through the pages of over two hundred manufacturer catalogs from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries.
In this video, learn more about the basics of working with typography.
A paper-letter animation about the history of fonts and typography.
Youtube video of the Hoe Cylinder Press at Black Creek Pioneer Village.
This Youtube video is about 10 or 12 years old. It doesn't really show anything about how the press works. However, Black Creek has left it on their website.
The dvd “Of Man & Machine” is more recent, and does a much better job in 15 minutes on the history, restoration and operation of the press. The "footage" of the press mechanisms is wonderfully clear. The creators also included a booklet that clarifies some of the technical stuff.
This dvd is available to order from Jim Hunter at Black Creek Pioneer Village. His email is email@example.com, and his Black Creek phone number is 416-736-1733 (ask for Jim Hunter). The videos are available for $15 CDN, which includes postage within Canada ($15 USD includes postage to the US).
Professor Truszkowski from the University of Regina teaches beginners how to set type.
The U of R has almost 100 cases of lead type! Starting with a plan (the words I want to print), I decide on typefaces, and set my copy in a Composing Stick. I discuss the California Job Case, line spacing, letter spacing, and the anatomy of a Sort (a piece of type).
Professor Truszkowski, University of Regina
How to lock up your form in a chase. This is a sequel to the first video, "Setting lead type"
The Machine That Made Us is a documentary in which Stephen Fry examines the story behind the first media entrepreneur, printing press inventor Johann Gutenberg, to find out why he did it and how, a story which involves both historical inquiry and hands-on craft and technology.
Fry travels across Europe to find out how Gutenberg kept his development work secret, about the role of avaricious investors and unscrupulous competitors and why Gutenberg's approach started a cultural revolution. He then sets about building a copy of Gutenberg's press.
Niagara Parks video about William Lyon Mackenzie.