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Silver Buckle Press offered a symposium in 1998 on the impact of digital technologies and the Internet on letterpress printing and book arts. We called it Hot Type in a Cold World since traditionally letterpress is described as "hot type" and photo- and computer typesetting are called "cold." (And this is Wisconsin.)

In 2005 we offered a second Hot Type symposium when we began working with a 21st century hot metal type designed and cast by Dale Guild as a facsimile of Johan Gutenberg's types. We called this program Recasting Gutenberg and the talks were about contemporary practice and digital research newly available to study the earliest type manufacturing.

Hot Type in a Cold World II, Recasting Gutenberg

 
Unpacking B-42 Photos
 
Recasting Gutenberg Symposium Photos
 
Recasting Gutenberg Friends News
   
 
Recasting Gutenberg Libraries@UW-Madison
 
Recasting Gutenberg Program
 
Recasting Gutenberg Broadside and B-42 Sample
Recasting Gutenberg
Libraries@UW-Madison
  Recasting Gutenberg
Program
 

Recasting Gutenberg Broadside and B-42 Specimen

 
 

Hot Type in a Cold World I

 
Hot Type in a Cold World Program - download in pdf
 
Hot Type in a Cold World T-shirt
 
Hot Type in a Cold World Program
  Hot Type in a Cold World
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