The History of Type

The history of type is full of rich and wonderful developments. This Interactive History of Type will take you from the origins of human mark-making right down to today's digital era. The timeline includes many graphics and complex tables (I haven't had the time to develop it with Flash, yet...), so the download time may take awhile, but it's worth the wait! Listed below are approximate download times if you're using a 28.8 modem.

preGutenberg: 12 seconds.

c.1450-1702: 14 seconds.

1703-1899: 19 seconds.

1900-1949: 28 seconds.

1950-1979: 17 seconds.

1980-now: 31 seconds.








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