Saturday, January 29, 2022

Saturday Film Club: See How Book Artwork Was Done In The Old Days Before Computers

How was an illustrated book put together in the days before Desk Top Publishing? Shoo Raynor takes us back to those pre-computer days and shows how a paste-up works. From a work point of view, it's very interesting, and makes me glad I don't have to produce magazines the hard way now! 


Ian C said...

Very interesting. I spent my career as a cartographer. When I joined in 1978, all the maps were hand drawn or scribed onto plastic. We set them out using highly accurate mechanical plotters, one was called the coordinatograph. Text was produced photographically and stuck to the plastic map using hot wax.... Those were the days.

Paul B. said...

Isn't the MRJ still done this way?