Print Connections Archive
When Franz met Felice; or what you always wanted to know about Kafka, travel guides, and Parlographs
Jive from Caxton to Calloway; or Dictionaries, standard English and organic growth and change in language. OMG.
Everything you wanted to know about Bubble Wrap Awareness Day
Helvetica, William Tell, Rossini, and paraskevidekatriaphobia
Decimal points, the Great Trigonometrical Survey, and Mount Everest
Five hundred years before Spotify — or the compact disc or even the vinyl record — songs were distributed on paper. That is, the lyrics to a song would be printed and distributed as “broadside ballads.”
Great practical jokers; the picture postcard craze of 1908
Emoji and the secret language of fans
Origami, entomology, and papermaking
Today, everyone talks about the importance of “multichannel marketing,” but as far as I know, in only one case has Morse code actually been one of those channels.
Secreting people inside machines is actually a not unknown ploy; conversely, the idea of making machines look and behave like people goes back millennia.
The history of postcards and wrapping paper
The first cellphone call ever made
On snakes and color theory
The role of new communications technologies in elections
Printmaking actually was, at one time, part of the Olympics.
Colors of the American flag
Time checking and Samuel Pepys's iWatch
Cracker Jack autostereoscopic imaging