June 2012 Wayzgoose Gazette

Wayzgoose Gazette - June 2012 - No45 | International Printing MuseumDoug Wilson’s Linotype: The Film is a wonderful look at what has been called the “Eighth Wonder of the World” and an insightful look at the men and women who plied this trade commercially from the 1890s up until 1978. There were many emotional moments in the film, interviews with former Linotype operators including one 96-year old, slow to walk but whose fingers still flew across the keyboard. But it didn’t stop with the old operators as younger, enthusiastic operators were shown working their Linotypes to create slugs of type.