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The History of Typography, in Stop-Motion Animation

The History of Typography, in Stop-Motion Animation | visual data |

Fonts and typefaces have officially become a mainstream obsession. In our current design-centric culture, terms like sans-serif, Helvetica, and — heaven forbid — Comic Sans have breached the cultural consciousness.

Fortunately, for those of you who still can’t tell your Futura from your Papyrus, Yukon-based designer Ben Barrett-Forrest has crafted this charming stop-motion history lesson to help you get up to speed.

Built with 2454 photographs, 291 letters, and 140 hours of his life, Barrett-Forrest’s animated short is a delight . As he guides us from the lowly beginnings of Guttenberg’s printing press, all the way to the computer age, it becomes apparent that the art of type is a corollary for history. Like architecture and fashion, typography is a reflection of the world in which it’s created. Barrett-Forrest explains his interest in type and the genesis of the project in an interview at the article link.

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A Brief Introduction to Typography – Infographic

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Typography is a key element of any graphic design.

Any computer contains hundreds of pre-installed fonts to choose from and there are dozens of websites with thousands of free fonts, just some minimal knowledge and aesthetic taste.

This infographic intend to explain the basics of typography and disseminate the “best” ones that always work without too much complications.

Take short walk through this fascinating world...

Georgia Gibbs Design's curator insight, April 19, 2013 8:05 PM

The lines in any face tell an interesting story and choosing the right type will help you to tell your own.

Greg Andrade's curator insight, October 11, 2013 10:09 PM

This is typography 101. These are some of the typography basics I teach my students. There are many other good articles pertaining to all types of design from architecture, furniture and of course graphic design.