This is something I should have known about, a long time ago.
But better late than never.
I am absolutely intrigued by the book making process back in those days. I would love to make a book this way at least once before I die
My dad tells me in his days (1970s n 80s) CBSE books would be out of print even for whole semesters in schools and they would depend on notes from seniors and libraries. Although I never paid attention to this, but subconsciously I always blamed it on the system. It never occurred to me that the technology could be so — ‘analog’. I am left speechless after watching this video.
I am extremely grateful, I do not live in 1947!
Thank God for Adobe Indesign and computing technology! Not only has digital technology made our lives simpler, it has given way to so much more flexibility in designing and removed the constraints from our creativity.
This is one for the non-designers, and it gets me every time. Cf. talking about TV shows and transposing “season” for “series”. There’s an illuminating discussion on FontFeed (and credit to them for the above quotes).
FontBook is the world’s most comprehensive typographic reference tool, containing 110 type foundries and featuring over 620,000 typeface specimens. This 7 min tour explains the main feature of FontBook.