The History of Typography in Stop Motion

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In this short stop-motion film, Canadian designer Ben Barrett-Forrest covers the evolution of typefaces, from Gutenberg’s printing press to the endless possibilities offered by modern computers. It’s interesting to learn how many of the developments in type were for practical, rather than purely stylistic reasons (like italics, which were initially designed so that a typist could fit more letters on a page). Check it out.