History of Western Typography

History Of Western Typography

Contemporary typographers view typography as craft with a very long history tracing its origins back to the first punches and dies used to make seals and currency in ancient times. The basic elements of typography are at least as old as civilization and the earliest writing systems—a series of key developments that were eventually drawn together as a systematic craft.

Read more about History Of Western TypographyEtymology, Medieval Design Roots, Classical Revival, Transition From Humanistic Minuscule To Roman Type, Development of Roman Type, Italic Type, Renaissance Germany and Switzerland, 16th Century France, Transition To Modern Type: 17th and 18th Century

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