by Philip Cheaney in New Film on Tuesday 30 August 2011

Doug Wilson, Brandon Goodwin, and Jess Heugel are currently putting together a feature-length documentary on the linotype machine, invented by Ottmar Mergenthaler in 1886: ‘The Linotype completely transformed the communication of information similarly to how the internet is now changing communication again. Although these machines were revolutionary, technology began to supersede the Linotype and they were scrapped and melted-down by the thousands. Today, very few machines are still in existence’. It’s going to be a film that is bound to make an impression. Pun intended.