The story of Times New Roman in three minutes

If you're into typography, you'll already have seen Helvetica (opens in new tab), the feature by Gary Hustwit that's one of our favourite design-related movies (opens in new tab) - and will be keen to see more. In which case you should check out the above video, which focuses on another well-known font.

Originally designed for The Times newspaper in 1931, Times New Roman has become one of the world's most leading typefaces and the documentary film brings together a series of leading designers, including Jonathan Barnbrook and Neville Brody, who explain how it came about and what's special about it.

Beautifully produced as part of the newspaper's Unquiet Film Series (opens in new tab) this is a must-watch and at just three and a half minutes, it's an ideal way to spend a tea break.

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Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity (opens in new tab), published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, T3.com and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects.