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Glenn Fleishman
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Alex Jones has kept InfoWars online with the help of a domain name registrar, an attack-mitigation service, a hosting company, a content-distribution network, and more. Should these backend infrastructure companies engage in the same content-guideline bans as firms like YouTube, Google, and others? My story at Fortune mag: http://fortune.com/2018/08/17/infowars-videos-podcasts-social-website/
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Hey, Seattle, I'm giving a talk on the London Underground typeface (and how it's not what you think) at @Adason15th on Sept. 25. Doors open 6:30; talk at 7 pm. $5 ticket (cheap)! 21+ venue that serves drinks of zero and higher potency. https://www.strangertickets.com/events/56591966/that-london-tube-type?view_id=public-event-overview&basename=that-london-tube-type
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Last four days of the campaign to restart The New Disruptors for a new season! But I haven't reached the goal yet—and I need your help to get there, and record new interviews with artists, makers, and others! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/glennf/re-new-disruptors-reboot-the-podcast?ref=cjrryp
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Re-New Disruptors! I’m raising funds to bring back a popular podcast I produced from 2012 to 2014, and need your help https://newdisrupt.org/kick

For 93 episodes of The New Disruptors podcast, I interviewed artists, writers, musicians, cartoonists, industrial designers, game makers, indie facilitators (like Kickstarter, VHX, and Crowd Supply), app developers, and unique independent operators who had either found an audience for their creative work or helped people make those connections. (You can listen to back episodes at https://newdisrupt.org/ )

In October 2014, I put the show on hiatus as I wound down The Magazine, and had to focus on building up my freelance writing career. While I loved The New Disruptors, it was a significant weekly time commitment, and I felt I’d assembled a big-enough back catalog at that point.

I've wanted to bring the show back for a long time, especially when I run into people or get messages telling me how much hearing creators talk about the paths they took had meant to them getting started on their projects and changing their careers.

With social networks dominating attention, and even more tools and avenues for artists and makers to explore, I want to dig into how people find an audience and make a space for themselves to create in 2018.

I'm one of them. In the last 18 months, I produced two books, one by letterpress, acquired a 2D laser cutter, which I've been experimenting with, and worked with six different commerce, charging, and crowdfunding systems to handle different aspects of work I'm funding and selling.

The Kickstarter campaign is simple. My baseline goal is to raise enough funds to cover the hard costs and my commitment of time to produce 12 episodes. If I raise more money, I can produce more episodes. I want to have more live shows and interview more people face-to-face, and these funds let me cover hosting, production, equipment, and venue rental, and can help underwrite travel to conferences and festivals.

Thanks for listening in the past, reading this request, and, I hope, for your support now and in the future.

https://newdisrupt.org/kick
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Hot off the presses from 1886, my latest for the +TheEconomist: typesetting races! Will we look back as fondly in 100 years on manual professions turning fully mechanized today?

https://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2018/03/john-henry-was-type-setting-man
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If you'd like to keep up with what I'm making, subscribe to a mailing list—old-school, but reliable!—and I will send occasional updates about new projects and other things of interest. It’s very low volume.

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(Update: I've got 60 of the 100 necessary orders. Reserve your copy today!)

My book, London Kerning, about type and printing in London, past and present, has sold out! I’m planning a reprint, and you can order your upcoming copy here: https://shop.trycelery.com/page/5a0b2b34aab2f11200aadc39 … I sold 300 copies in the 1st printing; need about 100 copies for the 2nd.
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Hey, I have a new book out! Details:

For over 500 years, the center of financial and judicial power in England has grown and remained in and near a square mile of buildings called the City of London. And at the heart of it is arguably the art of printing.

From a modest start in a small shop founded by Wynkyn de Worde near Fleet Street and Henry VIII’s Bridewell Palace, printing’s importance in the City grew ever larger. It cemented London as the center of empire during expansion, and the center of media and money in the modern era.

That history has been well preserved through two institutions, the St Bride Library and The Type Archive. But their future in the city remains uncertain. Faced with the constant pressure of urban growth, letterpress printers and type designers attempt to remain in a place that remembers its roots.

Join author Glenn Fleishman’s jaunt around London, visiting collections and meeting printers, designers, archivists, historians, and contemporaries — and especially examining and discussing the work of type designer Berthold Wolpe (1905–1989), who helped shape the face of lettering in London — as he faces the uncertain future of London’s legacy of printing in London Kerning.
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I'm relaunching my Patreon campaign, this time to focus on what I spent a lot of 2017 doing: researching and writing about type, typography, type design, printing, books, letterpress, and language. It's a rich area that I love, and there are so many terrific people to meet and tap with, as well as collections to visit.

I hope you'll consider backing my campaign (at as little as $1) to help give me the time to write stuff for you!

https://www.patreon.com/glennf
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