This Brilliant Video Gives You Everything You Need To Know About the History of Typography

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Typography is everywhere. So much in fact that you probably don’t even pay attention to it that much. Like just about everything, the more exposed we are to any particular element in our day-to-day lives, the more it has a chance of slipping under our radars. The written and printed word is something very powerful and has undergone many different incarnations to meet changing needs and removed limitations precipitated by the leaps and bounds made in replication and computing technology. To those new to the typography scene as well as you sans serif-seasoned veterans out there, a fantastic stop-motion animated video found here┬áportrays the many different variations of type we’ve gone through, starting with the ominous Blackletter typeset and ending with the ever-popular typeface: Helvetica.

 

 

 

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