This documentary is a humble exploration of the world of print, as it scratches the surface of its future. I consider this a work in progress. It is built upon interviews with individuals who are active in the Toronto print community and questions whether or not they expect to see the disappearance of the physical book within our lifetime. The act of reading a “tangible tome” has evolved, devolved, and changed many times over, especially in recent years. I hope for the film to stir thought and elicit discussion about the immersive reading experience and the lost craft of the book arts, from the people who are still passionate about reading on paper as well as those who are not.
A student documentary project completed in April 2012.
Interviewees in order of appearance:
Joanne Saul, Type Books (typebooks.ca/)
Stephen Fowler, Monkey’s Paw Bookshop (monkeyspaw.com/)
Stan Bevington, Coach House Books (chbooks.com/)
Brian Morgan, The Walrus Magazine (walrusmagazine.com/)
Don Taylor, Don Taylor Bookbinding (dontaylorbookbinder.com)
Michael Torosian, Lumiere Press (lumierepress.com)
Akemi Nishidera, KOZO Studio Gallery (kozostudio.blogspot.com)
George Walker, Biting Dog Press & OCADU (.sympatico.ca/george.walker/)
Special thanks to:
Craig Black, for letting me peruse Don Black Linecasting (donblack.ca/) & Paul, for allowing me to film at Eliot’s Bookshop.
And a big thank you to my capstone professor, Grahame Lynch, who was my mentor and advisor through the whole process.
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