Printing at Oxford University Press in the 1920s: Stereotyping
Stereotyping was invented in the 18th century to avoid the repeated setting of pages in type for reprints of a text. Using papier-mâché, a mould was taken from a bed of type and molten metal poured into it to create a metal plate. This process lay behind much mass printing in the 19th and 20th centuries.
These clips are from a silent film made in 1925 by the Federation of British Industry, illustrating industrial life and including the work of Oxford University Press. See more video clips on our Tumblr OUP Archive stream to learn about the History of Oxford University Press. OUP’s Archive Department collects, catalogues, and preserves all material of long-term importance associated with the Press’s commercial and social activities in Britain, from the 17th century to the present day.
"Death Is Rolaids"
Artistic style is only a means to an end, and the more styles you have, the better. To get trapped in a style is to lose all flexibility. If you have only one style, then you’re going to do the same book over and over, which is pretty dull. Lots of styles permit you to walk in and out of books. So, develop a fine style, a fat style, and fairly slim style, and a really rough style.
As an aspiring artist, you should strive for originality of vision. Have something to say and a fresh way of saying it. No story is worth the writing, no picture worth the making, if it’s not the work of the imagination."
Maurice Sendak and 22 other beloved illustrators talk to kids about their art and offer advice on becoming an artist.
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I have never been really interested in pinhole photography. No reason, just never gave it much thought. But having enjoyed yesterdays pinhole workshop at the Lomography store in Antwerp, and it recently being world pinhole photography day, I thought I’d give it a shot and build my own medium format cigar box camera!
“She was a dull person, but a sensational invitation to make babies.” — Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse Five
"Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius."
Arthur Conan Doyle
when i was younger i was in mcdonalds and i had my tamagotchi with me and i was playing with it and there was another girl about my age with a tamagotchi too and we kept looking over to eachother and after a while she went to the bathroom and i followed a few minutes after and she had been waiting for me and we connected our tamagotchis and we made them have tamababies and it was the most scandalous thing i have ever done in my life to this day