12 #Women #Artists Who Revolutionized #PrintMaking | HuffPost #art #etchings #engravings #printers #print


This craft used to be a man’s world, but these women changed the game. READ MORE: 12 Women Artists Who Revolutionized Print-Making | HuffPost

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@Google Translate’s App Now Instantly #Translates Printed Text In 27 #Languages | TechCrunch #apps #tech


One of the most intense experiences you’ll ever have is visiting a country that speaks a language different than yours. There’s a host of tools you can use, but Google’s Translate product has leapfrogged just about everything out there over the years.

Its most handy, and impressive, tool is the six-month-old instant translation feature, using the goodies from the acquired Word Lens, that lets you point your camera at something written in another language, say a sign, and it’ll translate into your language with ridiculous accuracy in almost real-time.

Today, that feature is expanding today from seven languages to 27 languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Filipino, Finnish, Hungarian, Indonesian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Swedish, Turkish and Ukrainian. The update is rolling out over both iOS and Android.

READ MORE: Google Translate’s App Now Instantly Translates Printed Text In 27 Languages | TechCrunch.

Link to Google Translate on iTunes.

Researchers Demonstrate ‘No-Ink’ Color Printing with Nanomaterials | KurzweilAI #nano


Image Credit: Missouri University of Science and Technology

Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology have developed a “no-ink” color printing process using nanomaterials, with features visible only with the aid of a high-powered electron microscope.

READ MORE: Researchers demonstrate ‘no-ink’ color printing with nanomaterials | KurzweilAI.

What Makes Old Books Smell Like Old Books? [Infographic]| Co.Exist


One of the most unique and little-noted features of the dead-tree reading platform is its smell. A crisp new edition of Pride and Prejudice is scented a whole lot differently than the musty, middle-aged printing still being read in many a high school English class today.

But what causes these smells? A UK chemist and teacher who runs the blog Compound Interest, an exploration of everyday chemical compounds, went to investigate and came up with an infographic to explain the matter.

Read More: What Makes Old Books Smell Like Old Books? | Co.Exist | ideas + impact

What Makes Old Books Smell Like Old Books? | Co.Exist | ideas + impact

Library Catalog Cards For Classic Books | HuffPost Books


For many of us, a trip to the library these days involves an efficient search on the branch’s site, a hold placed on a hot new release, and a quick pop-in to collect our spoils.

It’s great that so many libraries have gone digital — and some have even gone bookless— because to remain open, remaining relevant is key. Still, it’s hard not to pine for the more quixotic days of dusty shelves and hand-written library catalog cards.

For those of us who romanticize a more tactile library experience, Chronicle Books has created stationary from images of The Library of Congress’s original cards for a number of classic authors. The text of each card interestingly matches the mood often evoked when imagining the author’s era.

See all: Library Catalog Cards For Classic Books (IMAGES) | HuffPost Books

30 Notecards from the Library of Congress | Chronicle Books

Jane Austen

56 Unique Lorem Ipsum Generators | Mashable


However you choose to approach content in your web work, the lowly lorem ipsum text has certainly inspired a myriad of similar versions. In this post, we cover the most unique and humorous lorem ipsum text generators available, with a preview of each included.

via 56 Unique Lorem Ipsum Generators | Mashable.

Fun just to see all the unique options. My favourites:

1. Cupcake Ipsum

How about using auto-generated text that will actually make people love your project even more? With Cupcake Ipsum, you can create a sweet, sugar-coated paragraph of text:

“Cupcake ipsum dolor sit. Amet I love liquorice jujubes pudding croissant I love pudding. Apple pie macaroon toffee jujubes pie tart cookie applicake caramels. Halvah macaroon I love lollipop. Wypas I love pudding brownie cheesecake tart jelly-o. Bear claw cookie chocolate bar jujubes toffee.”

17. Yorkshire Ipsum and Sagan Ipsum.

This is the perfect lorem ipsum generator for Yorkshire folks, and you can even fork and contribute to it on GitHub:

“Ee by gum. Nobbut a lad. Tha daft apeth. Nobbut a lad nobbut a lad mardy bum any rooad by ‘eck. Tell thi summat for nowt soft southern pansy. Where’s tha bin ah’ll gi’ thi summat to rooer abaht tell thi summat for nowt aye. Soft lad t’foot o’ our stairs. Big girl’s blouse will ‘e ‘eckerslike nah then is that thine ne’ermind wacken thi sen up.”

35. Sagan Ipsum

Inspired by the late astronomer Carl Sagan, Sagan Ipsum is a space and cosmos-related dummy text generator:

“Apollonius of Perga extraplanetary. Tingling of the spine. Orion’s sword, rich in heavy atoms cosmic ocean astonishment encyclopaedia galactica tesseract two ghostly white figures in coveralls and helmets are soflty dancing, rich in heavy atoms the only home we’ve ever known how far away.”

Inside the Printing Studio Where Obsolete Tech Will Never Die | Gizmodo


Before computers became the sole progenitors of almost all our visual artifacts, printing was a labor-intensive task that involved applying incredible pressure to inked blocks using machines weighing thousands of pounds. At the Common Press, in the basement of the University of Pennsylvania’s Fine Arts Building, artists are still using this outdated technology—right down to ink from the same company Ben Franklin used.

via Inside the Printing Studio Where Obsolete Tech Will Never Die | Gizmodo

You can appreciate how far we have come by reviewing the past. Its great the printing press art form is being preserved and still in use today. Along with presses, typefaces are a hobby of many, including Pope Francis I, and there are often announcements of the creation of new fonts such as in the very unique case of the DNA font by Harvard scientists.

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Auto-Graphics Adds Self-Publishing Tool to Library Software – The Digital Shift


“Auto-Graphics is rolling self-publishing software from FastPencil into its library management platform.”

via Auto-Graphics Adds Self-Publishing Tool to Library Software – The Digital Shift.