A fraktious decision...

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Hrant H Papazian's picture
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A fraktious decision...
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17837325
So who's typesetting this puppy?

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Hitler wrote Mein Kampf (My Struggle) in 1924 . . . After Hitler came to power in 1933 couples were given the book at their wedding, as a present from the Nazi state.
[Insert punch line here.]

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All historical works should be studied in a facsimile of the original publication, if not an original first edition.

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So who's typesetting this puppy?

Indeed they cannot use the old printing plates, I saw a documentary about Mr. H.’s book recently, where a film clip appeared showing the »ritual« melting of the original printing plates at some date shortly after 1945. If I remember correctly, the metal was then used to print the first newspaper in the »new« Germany.

Edit: You can view the scene here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Wtkfop4XHA starting at 39:00 minutes.

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Whatever negative reviews the book might receive, as a cultural anthropology artifact, it probably has merit—in that at least some people found it a convincing argument.

Hrant H Papazian's picture
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Victor: Funny! :-)

Nick S: I'd rather see the type and typography evoke what the original did when & where it was published, which means it cannot look exactly the same now. Think for example of what Trajan felt like before everybody and their neighbor's dog used the Adobe font for whatever the hell they wanted.

Nick C: Peons find convincing what they're told is convincing. That's why Democracy can't work.

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