A blog reader sent me a link to a delightfully animated video showing the history of typography. It's no secret that I have a deep and abiding love of type. It's the very thing that pushed me out of a career in journalism and pulled me into one as a designer. Type geeks, you may find this as interesting as I did. It's stuff I knew and some that I didn't. Enjoy!
Thanks, Irene Andrews, for sending me this!
This was interesting. . .from someone who doesn’t “get” typography but is all the same fascinated by it (if that makes sense). Have you ever talked about fonts you use/prefer and why?
I LOVED this. Never knew the history of fonts, but being a fanatic about pen and paper, this was great!
My brother works for Apple, and has developed a couple of fonts over the years. Some people could shop for clothes all day – me? set me free in a stationery store, or on a digital font site, and you can pretty much fahgetta bout the rest of the day!
Thanks for sharing this, Cathy!
Loved this! Thanks for sharing, and I second the motion made by JillT. I’d enjoy knowing your favorite fonts and why. That would make an interesting blog.
Margy Eastman says
How cool! I think “Helvetica” is one of the most beautiful words in the world. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for sharing! I love fonts… and paper… and stuff like that. It’s nice to know I’m note alone. And I’m virtually raising my hand as another who’d like to know your favorite fonts.
You know you like typography too much when you walk around bars going wait… THATS BEBAS NEUE!
Thanks for sharing! That was fun and interesting and made me want to go play with some different fonts.
So awesome. I especially loved the subtle knock on Comic Sans. It’s fun to hate.
Thanks for sharing! I love downloading new fonts, it’s great knowing the history,
Thanks for sharing. This proves I am a font geek.
Judy in Huntsville, AL says
FUN! Thanks for sharing!
wow – I agree – no way that was five minutes…. but I still feel like I learned a lot. thanks for sharing!!
What a fun video and instructional as well! Thanks!
WOW! I feel like I just had a mini class!! What a great video and I agree, no way that was 5 minutes!! 🙂
That was very cool – thanks for sharing – my inner font geek is very happy right now!
That was really interesting. Thanks so much for sharing it. I never knew what all those terms meant.