Pictorial Webster's: Inspiration to Completion

Down10's picture

Courtesy director Spike Jones' Where The Wild Things Are production blog, I found this delightful short film documenting John Carrera's decade-long effort to revive a century-old Pictorial Webster's reference book...

Pictorial Webster's: Inspiration to Completion from John Carrera on Vimeo.
From the discovery of the 1898 International Dictionary to linotyping the entries to printing the last print on the vandercook to cutting the fingertabs of the deluxe edition, this video gives a quick overview of the process of creating the Pictorial Webster's fine press edition.

Very much worth watching!

Reed Reibstein's picture

Any superlative I could use would be selling it short, but I'll settle on ASTONISHING!

Thanks so much for sharing, Jesse.

esphera's picture

I already saw that and it's an amazing job.
Unfortunately, not all of us have access to that kind of technology..

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