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Sunday
Apr042010

One man's 10-year love affair with the dictionary...

This video is seriously fascinating! It follows Johnny Carerra's journey to recreate his grandfather's old worn-out copy of Webster's Pictorial Dictionary. What a labor of love! He hand sets all the pages... hand makes and sews the binding - pretty amazing stuff. Having spent a good deal of time in my career working at a commercial printer and knowing how tedious it is to put a book together with all of today's fantastic technology - I can't even fathom how there were ever enough books for anyone to get a chance to read back in the day. Now I understand why a personal library was so valuable and a true luxury.   Enjoy the video - then go hug your dictionary!

Pictorial Webster's: Inspiration to Completion from John Carrera on Vimeo.