Making a Book, circa 1947

“What?” You ask, “Two posts in one day?!” I had to, because this video is that kind of awesome. Encyclopedia Britannica Films (I know!) and the Library of Congress teamed up to make this marvel. It’s got everything: pedantry, sexism, typographic fetishization…

It had me at its opening lines:

This man is an author. He writes stories. He has just finished writing a story. He thinks many people will like to read it. So, he must have this story made into a book. Let’s see how the book is made.

By all means, let’s.

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