Film Friday: The History of Typography

The History of Typography - Inky Collective Blog

 

I found this video on Twitter via one of my favourite bloggers, The Collative.

It’s a really interesting five minute history lesson on the origins of popular typefaces told with bits of paper. Very clever, and very easy to digest too. Like I like my men. No, wait. Like I like my history lessons.

The five minutes of film took 2,454 photos of 291 paper letters to complete!

 

 

The video was made by Ben Barrett-Forrest, Graphic Designer at Forest Media. Last year he also ran a very successful Kickstarter campaign to produce the Design Deck, a guide to graphic design in the form of a deck of playing cards.

A pretty talented fella, go tell him so on Twitter.

 

The History of Typography - Inky Collective Blog

Jen Wright

Jen Wright

Letterpress printer, maker and freelance writer. I blog about the people and things that inspire me, in the hope that I will inspire you.
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