Linotype began distributing the second issue of the Linotype Matrix at TYPO Berlin 2006. This issue’s cover story reports on the life and work of W. A. Dwiggins (the article was written by Paul Shaw, and designed by Tiffany Wardle). But you should really buy the magazine to read my photoessay on historic type specimen in the Gutenberg Museum library.
The magazine is available on the Linotype website. With 64 pages, it is a bargain at just 15 USD/EUR. Order it today!
Below are three snapshots of my article.
That particular 1840 J. B. Metzler’sche catalog was a laugh to read – a real page-turner. And very German. Here’s one of the photos I took that unfortunately didn’t make it into the article:
The Gutenberg Museum’s library isn’t as well-visited as its other attractions, but it is open to the public, and worth a visit.