The History of Typography

During our class time in the computer lab, Mr. Casal showed us a video about the history of typography. After watching this video I learned that typography came from many places and can be made in many different ways! I thought the style of the video was really creative because the person who created it was using stop motion, being expressive, he was using sound effects and  he was describing every single bit. I also learned that letters used to be tall and shaped in many ways.


1st half = creator of 2nt half




Jenson-Regular lines


Caslon-old style

Didot and Bidoni-modern

Caslon IV-really big and tall letters- sans serif

Germany -Futura geometric sans

Eric gill-gill sans – humanist sans


Here is the video we watched:


The History of Typography by Ben Barrett-Forrest from Dezeen on Vimeo.

One thought on “The History of Typography”

  1. JRA, I liked your writing so much. I liked the way you wrote something like this:

    Eric Gill-Gill sans – Humanist sans
    Caslon – Old Style

    and more.

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