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A little bit of Fry and Gutenberg

December 12th, 2008 by Noam Berg

Found this video, a BBC 4 documentary on Gutenberg, hosted by Stephen Fry. Not only does he traipse around Deutchland in the footsteps of the Gutmeister, he participates in a recreation of a Gutenberg-styled press, cutting puches and casting type, even making paper. Totally old school.

I think sometimes I was destined to be some sort of craftsman. Digital type just ain’t gonna cut it (no pun intended).

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About the Mad Scientist Running this Show

Noam Berg is a graduate Student in the Design and Technology MFA program at Parsons School for Design in New York City. He is also the (debatably) creative force behind Exfish Studio. Noam is obsessed with old vacuum tubes, type design, computers, guitars and comic books. Noam likes Thai sweet chili sauce, hats, suits & ties, Wacom tablets, Japanese green tea (with the toasted rice), nerdy science girls, many varieties of music, SLR cameras, AnarchoJudaism, lithography and pocket watches. Noam's not a big fan of cell phones, the cool kids, ugly and over-used fonts (you know who you are!) and talking about himself in the third person. Seriously, this is really weird. I'm gonna stop doing it now.