Pictorial Webster's: Inspiration to Completion

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Jesse Burgheimer's picture
Joined: 12 Aug 2003 - 4:46pm
Pictorial Webster's: Inspiration to Completion

Courtesy director Spike Jones' Where The Wild Things Are production blog, I found this delightful short film documenting John Carrera's decade-long effort to revive a century-old Pictorial Webster's reference book...

Pictorial Webster's: Inspiration to Completion from John Carrera on Vimeo.
From the discovery of the 1898 International Dictionary to linotyping the entries to printing the last print on the vandercook to cutting the fingertabs of the deluxe edition, this video gives a quick overview of the process of creating the Pictorial Webster's fine press edition.

Very much worth watching!

Reed Reibstein's picture
Joined: 23 Feb 2006 - 7:22pm

Any superlative I could use would be selling it short, but I'll settle on ASTONISHING!

Thanks so much for sharing, Jesse.

João Mário Martinho's picture
Joined: 29 Jul 2009 - 8:31am

I already saw that and it's an amazing job.
Unfortunately, not all of us have access to that kind of technology..