The Death of Print: NYC Tries to Save Typographic History
May 15, 2011 § Leave a comment
Written by Steven Heller for the Atlantic:
Old-school print shops like Bowne & Co. are vanishing. How long will a group of devoted fans be able to cling to the past?
Print is not dead! But many of the reliquaries of print and printing are closing, perhaps forever. A group in New York City called Friends of Bowne, is trying to save from extinction one of the few remaining functioning print shops, Bowne & Co., Stationers, where many New Yorkers and visitors learned about type and printing from devoted volunteers….
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– Steven Heller is the co-chair of the MFA Design program at the School of Visual Arts and co-founder of the MFA Design Criticism program. He writes the “Visuals” column for The New York Times Book Review, “Graphic Content” for T-Style‘s “The Moment” blog, and The Daily Heller for Print magazine. He is the author or editor of over 140 books on design and popular visual culture.