Spy Photos from Linotype’s Vault

Linotype has a large underground vault to safely archive, hold, hide, protect, and get out-of-the-way substancial collections of old stuff. Here you can see a special peek inside to get a rare glimpse of the contents. There are old matricies, books, and original drawings among the stacks. As you can see, not all non-Latin materials are actually in Reading as proven by these Amharic drawings. There were several other original artifacts including Devanagari films. The comic is from Linotype’s interesting “fonts over the phone line” sales campaign (comics in numerous languages). Some other items not pictured are old servers, thousands of friskets for photo-typesetting, correspondences from old type projects (such as the development of Helvetica), troves of financial documents, and other misc old things.