The Latest Expo
Is it the latest Apple expo shown here in Earl's Court? No, this is the golden age of the Monotype Empire in 1963. If you zoom into it you can see the Monotype Corporation stand and its subsidiary company, Pictorial Machinery Limited side by side covering 6,000 square feet. That's a lot of machinery. It made me laugh to see how smart all those printers and designers look down there.
Image courtesy of The Monotype Newsletter, March 1963 from the newly updated St. Brides Library. I admit, I had my misgivings over the new reading room which definitely lacks the splendour of its predecessor, but the moving shelf system has made me change my mind. Even libraries have to modernise. It's all James Bond there now.
NB: After posting these words, then visiting the printers, I now see that sometimes the old faithfuls are the only ones up to the job.