12 July 2011

Tweet to Metal

If you're on Twitter and into printing or design you may have seen the hashtag #lino125 all over on 3 July 2011. That's because the day marked the 125th anniversary of the Linotype being demonstrated by Ottmar Mergenthaler in New York City. Anyway Stumptown Printers, an offset a letterpress shop in Portland, Oregon, celebrated the day by turning tweets about Linotype into actual metal, printing, photographing and retweeting them. My tweet is below. There's a good article on Printeresting today about it. See more of Stumptown's Flickr album here.

Photo © Stumptown Printers