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TypeFace: A Film about Woodtype

Woodtype
Left:
A piece of woodtype. Photo from the
filmmaker's website.

On Thursday night, in the sold out Walker Art Center theater I watched a lovely, moving, and inspiring film about woodtype, the process of letterpress printing and its current resurgence among artists and designers, and the Hamilton Woodtype Museum.

Post Election Day Thoughts

Atom.com: Funny Videos | Funny Animations | Upload Video Clips Today some folks will be happy, some will be sad, everyone will be a little bit frustrated about something relating to the political landscape. As I write this days in advance, I'm hoping I won't be distraught. Regardless of whether or not the elections went […]

The Amercian Voter

Filmmaker Errol Morris is interested in elections and the American voter. My friend Karen is also interested in these things and she called my attention to People In the Middle on the New York Times Opinion Page/blog. I recommend that you check this piece out.

Morris writes: "There is a terrific Web site called The Living Room Candidate,
curated by David Schwartz of The Museum of the Moving Image. I would
urge anyone interested in political television commercials to visit it.
On the site, Schwartz advises us that there “are two types of ‘real
people’ spots: one shows the candidate directly interacting with one or
more people, in a situation that looks as candid and unrehearsed as
possible; and the other uses man-in-the-street testimonials in
documentary-style scenes of supposedly genuine off-the-cuff reactions.”
Recent campaigns have expanded the genre."
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