Sunday, May 27, 2012

Le Petite Print Shop

Back in March of 2011 I reported on a miniature library and print shop I once stumbled upon in a museum in Lyon, France. Recently I determined there must have been a second miniature print shop there at one time, after I rediscovered a long lost postcard I purchased at the museum. I don't know which came first, but the equipment in each shop appears to be much the same: two small presses, cutters, and type cabinets with galleys of type waiting to be locked up. (Perhaps business was good and they were upgraded to a more desirable address?) In any case, both of these miniature stage sets, each measuring about 2 feet wide at most, are the meticulous work of Dan Ohlmann and crew of the Musée Miniature et Cinéma in Lyon. If you missed it earlier, there are more compelling images, descriptions and links in my previous post. If you actually stare at these images long enough, don't be surprised if you detect the smell of ink and typewash in the air. 

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