So we’ve just lost a few hours browsing through the fantastic British Pathé archive on YouTube. We thought we’d share a few highlights here.
Up above, a short film from 1967 showcasing the new British road signage system. Check out how a handy guide helps drivers to decipher the new signs.
The film below shows how a Mr Batley can produce portraits on a Monotype caster.
The next film, Wallpaper, is brilliant, showing how wallpaper is printed - all set to a swinging soundtrack that lets you know this is just about the most fun a human being can have.
And how about this one - showcasing how Ordnance Survey maps are produced?
Or, say, when you’re enjoying your favourite magazine, do you ever wonder what went into its making?
This short film shows how neon lettering is made by remarkably smartly-dressed men in Acton:
Here are a couple of chaps engraving postage stamps:
Finally, meet Mr Leonard Ware, the rubber man:
Find more over at the Pathé channel.