Reverb’s Tony Tam Talks Serendipity

Tony Tam Talk

(Update: It appears the embed code does not share, so the video must be viewed via the TechCrunch link.)

I came across this talk on TechCrunch with Reverb’s CEO Tony Tam and liked it so much I sim­ply had to share it. One of the top­ics men­tioned, Serendip­ity, was expe­ri­enced by me in find­ing out Tony was also involved in cre­at­ing Word­nik, a web­site I love and fre­quently use. Word­nik is focused on the roots of words and their mean­ing, espe­cially help­ful on keep­ing the twit­ter feed fresh where word real estate is a premium.

Reverb is a free iPad appli­ca­tion that offers a com­pletely new way to dis­cover news of your choos­ing, and avail­able now at the App Store.

Is Music the Key to Success?

Ele­va­tion Part­ners Co-Founder & Man­ag­ing Direc­tor Roger McNamee dis­cusses how impor­tant music and learn­ing to play a musi­cal instru­ment are to being suc­cess­ful in life with Cory John­son and Alix Steel on Bloomberg Television’s “Street Smart.”

Los Ultimos — Endless Letterpress: A Movie About Printing

Los Ulti­mos — End­less Letterpress

A doc­u­men­tary about past, present and future of let­ter­press in Argentina.

Buenos Aires deep­est sub­urbs, July 2013. Three old print shops dis­putes the print­ing of cumbia and box­ing posters. Sec­ond and third fam­ily gen­er­a­tions keep these old presses going on print­ing in the way that work­shops worked 100 years ago: the same machines, let­ter­press and work­ers, as if time had not passed. But they are get­ting old, machines are break­ing and work­shops ago­nize. They are aware that the road ahead is short. They are the last let­ter­pressers in Argentina.

How­ever, in the chaos of Buenos Aires down­town, some young design­ers started print­ing posters and cards with this ancient tech­nique. In their small ate­liers they com­bine the old craft with mod­ern mate­ri­als and designs, keep­ing it alive. Inspired and ener­getic they face the lim­i­ta­tions and reflect about the value of time.

These two worlds com­bines old knowl­edge with new visions. A new dimen­sion, where time lim­its get dif­fuse. A new voice appears, which includes the work­shops slow music and gives eter­nity to feel­ings expe­ri­enced for all those years.

End­less let­ter­press is a film about typog­ra­phy, but above all, about a group of peo­ple pas­sion­ate for an ancient craft. Will these old presses and work­shops sur­vive in a new art? Or it’s a new fad?

Fol­low them on Face­book or con­tribute to the pro­duc­tion of this movie at — Perks include orig­i­nal print­ings (pic­tured below).


Los Ultimos - Endless Letterpress Kickstarter reward