Did You Know? The History of Comic Books?
One of the first creators of comics was William Hogarth (1697–1764). Hogarth created seven sets of sequential images on “Modern Moral Subjects”. One of his works, A Rake’s Progress, was composed of a number of canvases, each reproduced as a print, and the eight prints together created a narrative. Find out more here
Did You Know? How Cardboard Box is Made?
It seems the beginnings of cardboard dates back to China, about three or four thousand years ago. During the first and second century B.C., the Chinese of the Han Dynasty would use sheets of treated Mulberry tree bark (the name used for many trees in the genus Moras) to wrap and preserve foods.
Did you know? The world’s thinnest paper?
“Tosa Tengujo”, also known as “ephemeral wings”, is a type of traditional Japanese paper or “Washi”, which is handmade, transparent and flexible. To get the full story of this, click this link.
Did You Know? The Top 10 Most Expensive Posters
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Did You Know? The World’s Smallest Printer?
American manufacturer Planon makes the world’s smallest printer, the PrintStik, which measures 2in x 2in x 11in and weighs just 1.5 pounds
Did you know? The World’s Largest Photobook!
16 pages 8m x 4,5m
These are remarkable numbers that made this work a Guiness World Record as the World’s Largest Photo Book.
“Portugal, O Melhor Destino” was an ambitious project of Dreambooks that promotes Portugal as a tourist destination of excellence and the final result is this world’s largest photo book.
Did You Know? – The World’s Largest Business Card
South Yorkshire based online printing company Instantprint (UK) has produced the Largest business card ever as part of a marketing campaign to raise brand awareness.
The supersized card (which took only six seconds to print) measures an enormous 3.405105 m² (36.65 ft²) and is 728 times bigger than the original it was copied from – but it still satisfies all the requirements of a typical business card, with clear contact details on the front.
Did You Know? The youngest female author was only 4 years old!
The youngest commerciallly published female author is Dorothy Straight (b. 25 May 1958), of Washington, DC, USA, who wrote How the World Began in 1962, aged 4. It was published in August 1964 by Pantheon Books.
Did You Know? The first printing press is made from…
The first printing press was made from an adapted wine press. Instead of pressing grapes to extract the juice, Johannes Gutenberg modified the equipment to press metal letters onto paper.