The Lost Art of Paste Up

This month the London Review of Books celebrates its 40th anniversary. Over the years, the publication has been a cultural touchstone for literary thought and criticism. To recognize the milestone, the LRB released this wonderful video which demonstrates how the whole thing came together before the computer age. While you may find it all a bit nerdy, those of us of an older generation recall (not wistfully) the old school task of paste up. For a few years, I published a limited distribution newsletter utilizing some of these painstakingly time consuming techniques.

 

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