typographer, art director, filmmaker, USA
Doug Wilson is a designer, typographer, art director, filmmaker, and cyclist. Doug has worked with companies including Starbucks, Monotype, Herman Miller, and Virgin Mobile and has presented at The New York Times, NASA, Condé Nast, TypeCon, and TYPO Berlin. In 2012, Doug directed the feature-length documentary “Linotype: The Film” which has screened internationally. Doug lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife, two boys, and an ever-expanding collection of books and bicycles.
About the talk
The Printing Films Archive is a collection of vintage films that showcase the technologies and processes of printing, journalism, and typography. It was established by Doug Wilson in 2012 after his work as director of “Linotype: The Film.” In 2013, Carl Schlesinger (a former Linotype operator at The New York Times) donated his extensive collection of films to the Museum of Printing, which assisted with preservation in 2015. The archive’s mission is to preserve films for education and future generations of designers and historians.