This is a great video about the making of paper. Not only does it capture the art and craft of paper-making, it is a well-produced video that portrays the essence of community and determination.
The story of one man (and his family and community) determined to create great paper the old-fashioned way, from the excess paper of envelopes.
So grab a cup of coffee, find a quite place, and take in this inspiring video…
This awesome short film was curated by Windstream… We couldn’t help but love that name. 😉
Nicely done Kevin!
Paper… it’s a powerful thing. Almost every important document ever composed was written on paper. Great empires were built on principles written on paper; music, plays, poetry, laws, business agreements, commerce, novels, treaties, blueprints, the list goes on and on.
A good book on the subject is “On Paper” by Nicholas A. Basbanes published by Random House. Basbanes details the 2,000-year history of paper, including how it is made and how it is used. His book has a rating of 4.6 out of 5.0 stars on Amazon.com and promises to be a good read.
We caught an entertaining interview with Basbanes on the Diane Rehm Show the other day which launched us into our search for his book. It would be nice and appropriate to say we bought the paperback, but there are other ways to read a good book these days. 😉
Unlike so many other landmark breakthroughs … we know today with some degree of certainty when paper was first made and where it emerged.
So there you go. You were wondering what you were going to do with all that time that LetterStream saves you…
And now you can get your paper fix without licking all those envelopes.