Because it's Friday: The History of Typography

We spend our lives looking at typography whether it’s on the page or on the screen.

In the modern world we have access to thousands of different typefaces some of them wonderful, some of them plain awful.

But where did they all come from:

2 thoughts on “Because it's Friday: The History of Typography”

  1. Note that italics is mentioned but underlining is not – as underlining was developed purely for the typewriter. Hence in a modern age – we do not need underlining to highlight words – we can use italics, or a different weight (eg bold).

    Honourable mentions to the font used on the London Underground and Gill Sans (one of my favourites).


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