The Lost Art of Paste-Up


By thesanfranciscoegotist / /

We’re guessing 85% of our readers grew up in a world with desktop publishing, where a layout was only something on your computer. The idea of creating an ad, a magazine, or  newspaper by hand is almost unimaginable. 

As the London Review of Books celebrates its 40th anniversary, they look back at what paste-up used to involve in the early years of the paper. Flashing her blade is Bryony Dalefield, who has been doing paste-up for the LRB, in both its gluey and digital forms, since the early 1980s.

This is just incredible to watch and also a little sad that such a craft is all but gone.


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