The History of Typography

The history of typography in 5 minutes

By Sam Jones Posted Oct. 02, 2013 Reading time: Less than a minute

Designer Ben Barrett-Forrest has created a delightful and informative stop motion animation about the history of fonts and typography.

The History of Typography, which is just over 5 minutes long, covers everything from Blackletter to Caslon, Pixel Type and the way technology has evolved to allow anyone to create their own typeface.

To create the animation, Ben used 291 paper letters, 2,454 photographs and put in a total of 140 hours worth of work.

I’m sure you would agree that the final product was well worth the effort.


What do you think of ‘The History of Typography’? Did it teach you anything new? Let us know in the comments.