Graphic Design Learning Outcome 6

The Visual History of Typography

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An Ogham stone with an ancient Irish script chiseled into it.

 

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Examples of writing found on Roman and Greek columns.

 

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A page from a handwritten book painstakingly crafted some time during the Middle Ages.

 

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A Gutenberg press, the first massively successful printing press. Seen here using wooden blocks to print.

 

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A bunch of metal blocks put together in order to create the base from which many, many quality pages of the exact same writing will be created.

 

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A poster from the mid 19th century.

 

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A vintage typewriter.

 

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A recruitment poster for the British Army from around the onset of WWI.

 

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One of the earliest printers that used phototypesetting instead of the mechanical variant.

 

 

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An internet-connected computer with a printer alongside it.

Image Sources:

Ogham Stone

Columns

Manuscript

Gutenberg Press

Metal Printing Blocks

19th Century Poster

Vintage Typewriter

British Army Recruitment Poster

Phototypesetting Printer

Computer Desktop

 

 

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