The history of typography in 5 minutes

Posted by on Oct 8, 2013 in Graphic Design, Inspiration
The history of typography in 5 minutes

Designer Ben Barrett-Forrest has created a delightful and informative stop motion animation about the history of fonts and typography.

The History of Typography, which is just over 5 minutes long, covers everything from Blackletter to Caslon, Pixel Type and the way technology has evolved to allow anyone to create their own typeface.

To create the animation, Ben used 291 paper letters, 2,454 photographs and put in a total of 140 hours worth of work.

3 Comments

  1. FELICIA
    October 8, 2013

    Awesome!
    Thanks, Tom!

    Reply
  2. Jill Parker
    October 8, 2013

    A really great video on typography. You might also try The Movable Book of Letterforms on YouTube.

    Reply
    • Tom Cappelletti
      October 8, 2013

      I’ll check that out!

      Reply

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