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The entire history of typography in five minutes!

Being a self-confessed “word nerd,” I’ve got a fascination with typography and the different ways you can make a word look on paper. And in Ben Barrett-Forrest’s animated short, he delves into a (very) condensed version on the history of typography, tracing all the way back to Johannes Gutenberg and his invention of the first ever typeface: blackletter.

Enjoy this video for the snippet of history on typography, or, if you’re not into typography, at least appreciate that this video was made with 291 paper letters, 2,454 photographs and 140 hours of work.

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Rachel Oakley is an Aussie writer based in NYC with an obsession for the creepy, cool and quirky side of life. Some of her main passions include philosophy, art, travel, and sarcasm.

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