Typography History in 5 mins

This simple animated 5 min vid gives the basics of main typography (fonts).  Even if you are on first name terms with fonts, this gives a little more info in an easy to view way.

 

Recommended further reading: (she said, in italics)

Then I would recommend getting “Just my type” by Simon Garfield

41qkrcyAYEL._SX324_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg I was so impatient to get my reading paws on this, that I bought the hardback cover.  I don’t regret that – i think it’s a book you could go back to, again and again.  Each chapter is the story of a new font/person in the history of typography.  It’s written in an amusing, interesting relaxed way, easy to read but yet you’re learning all the way.

 

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Poet and blogger at www.commaand.co encouraging personal creativity and linking arts and life

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