The history of typography in five minutes flat

The history of typography (opens in new tab)is a long and complex one. So to save you time wading through thick text books, designer Ben Barrett-Forrest (opens in new tab) created an animation that explains it all in just over five minutes.

Creating it involved a staggering 291 paper letters and 2,454 photographs and took Ben a total of 140 hours.

Beginning in a time when all lettering had to be hand-scribed, it traces typography's history right up to the modern day. It's a brilliant watch for any lover of typography. And even if you're not, after watching this we have no doubt you'll find your font fix!

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