Linotype: The Film is a feature-length documentary centered around the Linotype type casting machine that was released in 2012. Called the “Eighth Wonder of the World” by Thomas Edison, it revolutionized printing and society. The film tells the charming and emotional story of the people connected to the Linotype and how it impacted the world.
The Cyclist is a short film about professional cyclist Brad Huff of Springfield, Missouri. Brad talks about his passion for cycling, the sacrifices required to be a pro athlete, and how he ended up with a blood-bag tattoo on his arm.
Monotype asked me to create a series of videos that feature designers talking about their passion for type and design. We also got to talk about tattoos, which was fun.
PrintingFilms.com is a website dedicated to preserving the industrial films of the printing, typography, journalism, and graphic design fields.
During the production of Linotype: The Film, I was given a collection of old 16mm films that had not been seen since the 1960s. These films were digitized and now make the core of the collection.