A History of Typography
September 4, 2013 7:45 PM   Subscribe

Ben Barrett-Forrest offers a paper animation History of Typography. (slyt)
posted by clerestory (8 comments total) 33 users marked this as a favorite

I couldn't get over the irony of the opening sequence reading "Type is Power" overlaid with a GoogleAd picture of an AK-47 and Desert Eagle advertising some videogame.
posted by cacofonie at 8:17 PM on September 4, 2013

I have had a spectacularly shitty day, and most of it was washed away by the wonderfulness of this. Thanks for posting.
posted by flyingsquirrel at 8:21 PM on September 4, 2013 [1 favorite]

Thank you!
posted by michellenoel at 9:18 PM on September 4, 2013

As an amateur typography geek, I loved this.

Great post.
posted by Faintdreams at 1:39 AM on September 5, 2013

posted by iamkimiam at 3:29 AM on September 5, 2013

tee hee "and the odd... dud"
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 3:32 AM on September 5, 2013 [1 favorite]

posted by headnsouth at 4:08 AM on September 5, 2013

Nicely simplified history. Though, to be accurate, it was a history of typeface design, and didn't really speak to typography, which is about the practical usage and arrangement of type forms.
posted by Thorzdad at 4:58 AM on September 5, 2013

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