Lecture “History of Desktop Publishing” with Frank Romano

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Join us on November 2nd to Celebrate Frank Romano’s Latest Work
Lectures at 11 a.m and 1 p.m.

By Frank Romano (with Miranda Mitrano)
Published by Oak Knoll Press

DTP: the story of PC, ASCII, WYSIWYG, ATM, PDF, GUI and more. . .

Literally any day now, we expect delivery of Frank Romano’s new book, History of Desktop Publishing, a personal and encyclopedic story of how the personal computer, unique applications, and many colorful people changed the creative and print communities. He has documented the histories of hot metal and phototypesetting and continues the tale of document production in this book. This installment ends as the Internet becomes a primary focus.

It is hard to imagine someone more involved with the universe of desktop publishing from its beginnings than Frank, who takes us on a personal journey from the end of the typewriter era to the age of the Internet, examining the development of personal computers, pagemaking and graphic design programs, postscript, digital fonts, data storage, inkjet printing, GUIs, and the rise of the digital era. For those who grew up during — or built their careers on — these advances, this book provides entertaining perspective and insight on an important period of their lives. For younger readers, it is a fascinating narrative of modern ancient history: how we got from the typewriter to DTP. Fully illustrated, with a Foreword by Gene Gable and a detailed Chronology by Richard Romano.

Frank Romano, President of the Museum of Printing, has spent over 60 years in the printing and publishing industries. He was publisher and editor of TypeWorld and Electronic Publishingmagazine, and he is the author of many articles and books on printing, publishing, and graphic design, including books on QuarkXPress, Adobe InDesign, PDF workflow, and digital printing. He has lectured extensively and has taught at RIT (where he is Professor Emeritus) and other universities.