Letterpress from cast metal type
12.25″ x 12″ x 9″
The Linotype Daily is a year-long print project, in which a new print is created, cast in hot metal from the original type matrices, proofed, printed in a letterpress edition, and released to the internet everyday. The introduction of the Linotype machine in 1886, the first machine to successfully automate the hand typesetting process, began a new printing revolution, allowing books and newspapers to be made faster, more affordable and accessible to a much wider audience and truly ushered in the information age we now live in. The Linotype Daily project attempts to use this once speedy, but now painfully slow and meticulous process, to sift through the day’s news and events and present to the public a daily record of the lives we are leading. Beginning March 1st, 2019, it chronicles this tumultuous period of time, while reflecting on our current oversaturated information moment using the very machine which got it started. The project continues as The Linotype Occasionally, releasing a new Linotype cast letterpress print 3 to 5 times per month.
– Dan Wood, Providence, RI