1. 09:29 30th Oct 2009

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    print on demand ii: reverse engineering the pictorial webster’s

    Feast your eyes on some bibliomachy: John Carrera of the Quercus Press in Waltham, Massachusetts—and a host of friends—build a fresh edition of the classic Webster’s Pictorial Dictionary. It’s moving to watch the book embodied in this way—and staggering to realize that these crafts, exhibited here by artisans of such painstakingly high caliber, once were practiced at industrial scale.

    <p>Pictorial Webster’s: Inspiration to Completion from John Carrera on Vimeo.</p> —via Patrick James at GOOD.

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