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  1.  (9169.1)
    Yes, a documentary film about the Linotype machine:

    Just as the Internet changed how we distributed the written word a few decades ago, the linotype machine did the same thing in the late 1880s. However, this massive and complicated machine that could set type in a much more organized manner than ever before, was quickly overshadowed by newer technologies and now, over 100 years since its invention, is in danger of becoming extinct. Linotype: The Film is a documentary directed by Doug Wilson that will attempt to give some historical context to the machine that Thomas Edison once called the “Eighth Wonder of the World.”


    The official site.
    • CommentAuthorALE
    • CommentTimeNov 11th 2010
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    Considering how thoroughly I enjoyed Helvetica this seems right up my alley, thanks.
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    This would be a good place to mention another film called "Making Faces". It's a documentary about Jim Rimmer, who was rather prominent in his field of letterpress printing and designing typefaces. He designed and fabricated fonts in both digital and metal formats.
    • CommentAuthorSpike3185
    • CommentTimeNov 12th 2010
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    Kevin Nealon's character from Weeds made a movie? JK :P

    Helvetica was awesome, I'll bet my girlfriend and I would be really into it too.
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    Gary Hustwit who did Helvetica is working on a new film called Urbanized. Geoff Manaugh of BLDGBLOG is helping with it. You might also want to check out Hustwit's Objectified.