Temples of Antiquity

Virginia Arts of the Book Center

Sally Toms, slated to graduate from Sweet Briar in May 2013, thoughtfully assembled a short video about her experience at the Virginia Arts of the Book Center this year. A participant in the Sweet Briar Red Clay internship—which advances the typographical knowledge of students who produce Red Clay literary magazine— she interviewed her instructor, artist and graphic designer Josef Beery.

This is a no-miss for book lovers interested in how rapid technological change is affecting how we read and value physical books. It’s a peek into what goes on in VFH’s “hands-on humanities” studio at VABC and it features Beery’s take on why  letterpress is capturing young imaginations in the digital age.

Temples of Antiquity from Sally Toms on Vimeo.