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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Recommended: Photos of printers using antique equipment in Guatemala, Central America


I can’t say I recommend this blog about the travels of Chris Vervaeke, a Mississauga, Ontario man with a Bolivian knitted toy penguin that he uses as a gimmicky storytelling device. 

But I genuinely appreciated his photos of the printing shop with moveable-type equipment that he visited in Guatemala and especially his sensitive portraits of the printers. 

Although, quite amazingly, the blogger neglects to identify the location of the shop, called Francisco Franco and Son, other clues in the text point to Quetzaltenango (the country's second-largest city, called Xelaj├║ or Xela locally) as the most likely site.

Link to photos at:
http://adventureswithpedro.com/movable-type-printing-press/