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Animated History of Typography

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Ben Barrett-Forest

This animated history of typography as succinct and clear as possible. Also an animation wonder in that it doesn’t use computer graphics, just simple paper cutouts and a camera. And time.

It took: 291 Paper Letters. 2,454 Photographs. 140 hours of work.

Five minutes. Well-worth the time. If you know little about letters or what a serif is, you will have a more appreciation of all things in print. If you know the history, you will enjoy the animation. And probably learn at least something.

On Vimeo and YouTube

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