Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Musalman: A Handwritten Newspaper

The Last Calligraphers is a 2008 film by Premjit Ramachandran, a filmmaker/musician/graphic designer living in London. Here we are shown a glimpse into (possibly) the last handwritten newspapers in the world, The Musalman, a Muslim newspaper operating since 1927. Professional calligraphers write out the script, which is then transferred into negatives and printed on an offset press. Read the Scott Carney article in Wired [via i love typography]

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