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The art of making a book: Setting type, printing, & binding by hand

Before machines automated the process of printing and binding books, but after books were made with handwritten pages or large, hand-carved wood blocks, books were typeset with small metal pieces, printed, and bound/s...

Round hand & single stroke lettering demos by Glen Weisgerber

Master pinstriper and airbrush legend Glen Weisgerber has been lettering, pinstriping, and painting logo designs on trucks, race cars, guitars, and motorcycles professionally since 1971. Watch his years of practice an...

Water Calligraphy Device, Beijing

Imagine sky writing on the ground using water and a modified tricycle – this is Water Calligraphy Device by French Canadian media artist Nicholas Hanna. Inspired by the water and brush calligraphy of older artists ...

Electric Company: Sign Songs

In the 1970s, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown composer Clark Gesner made a series of found signage-based videos for PBS’ The Electric Company. The song above is our favorite becaus...

How vintage-style signs are made at Nutmegger Workshop

Watch how vintage-style signs are made at Portland, Oregon’s Nutmegger Workshop.

Sketchbook: Medieval blackletter calligraphy

Type designer, illustrator and artist Seb Lester writes, “BlackLetter was used throughout Europe from about 1150 until the end of the 17th century. One of my current preoccupations is d...

Behind the Signs: A Look at the DOT Sign Shop

From NYC DOT, Behind the Signs: A Look at the DOT Sign Shop: There are more than two million signs in New York City. Ever wonder where they come from? Many are made by DOT’s in-house sign shop based in Ma...

Upside Down, Left To Right: A Letterpress Film

Upside Down, Left To Right: A Letterpress Film, featuring one of the last movable type print shops in the UK. File related videos under: Printing. via Doobybrain.

PBS Off Book series: Typography

Type is everywhere. Every print publication, website, movie, advertisement and public message involves the creation or selection of a fitting typeface. Online, a rich and artistic typograph...

The Alphabet, illustrated

Italian studio n9ve has illustrated the alphabet using animated representational vignettes for words starting with each letter. This is a follow up to their first Alphabet video, based on fonts...