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Episode 24

Jon and Chris discuss follow up books to read, tricks for beating the Vatican hoards, letter press documentaries, and canes that aren’t quite what they appear to be.

The Perfectionists A new book by Simon Winchester we discussed last episode, which traces the impact that ever increasing levels of accuracy have had on our world

Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling A book by Ross King

Brunelleschi’s Dome Another book by Ross King about a literal Renaissance Man who reinvented architecture

Sistine Chapel

Taj Mahal

Michelangelo’s David The original David, sculpted by Michelangelo, located in the Accademia Gallery of Florence

The Uffizi Gallery

Pressing On Film A documentary about letterpress printing in the modern age

Linotype Film A more thorough & informative film on the subject of letterpress

Making Faces Film A documentary about fellow Canadian Jim Rimmer’s quest to release a new type design both digitally & in the metal at the same time

Walbaum Font Family A typeface first created by Justus Walbaum, circa 1800, remastered for the digital age and released in 2018 by Charles Nix, Carl Crossgrove, Juan Villanueva, and Lynne Yun,

Canes A selection of unusual & rare antique canes

Faberge Cigarette Case An example of a Faberge cigarette case, from the British Royal Collection

Watchmaker’s Swiss Army Knife A video demonstration of the (now discontinued) Minathor 50 Swiss Army Knife for watchmakers

Rams Documentary A soon to be released documentary about the legendary industrial designer, Dieter Rams

Rams Interview The panel discussion with Dieter Rams that Jon referred to

Rams’ Cane A photo of Dieter Rams with his cane


Watch Cane French jewelled gold watch cane

Patek Desk Clock An example of a ornamental desk clock produced by Patek Philippe

Ornamental Turning An introduction to ornamental turning from the Society of Ornamental Turners

Medici Ivories