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design education and visual communication
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Funding Linotype The Film

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Kickstarter is an innovative funding platform for creative projects all over the world. Every month, thousands of people pledge a donation to projects in music, film, art, technology, design, publishing and other creative fields. The project creators keep full ownership and control over their work, and Kickstarter draws a 5% profit from the funding, if the project reaches the required total.

A great example is the current funding campaign for a feature-length film about the Linotype typecasting machine. The Linotype, invented by Ottmar Mergenthaler in 1886, completely transformed print communication, but eventually became obsolete, and today, very few of these amazing machines are still in existence.

The film is about a machine of the past, its skilled operators, and its impact on communication. A worthy cause for which to pledge a small amount. The deadline for pledges is December 17th.

Linotype the Film Trailer:

Linotype the Movie