Your Basic Typographical History

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Good afternoon, Niceworkians! Conor here. For my first blog post as a member of the family, I decided to keep it short and sweet and share a passion of mine with you all.

Typography is the art and technique of arranging type, to take written language and transform it into its most persuasive styles. All throughout history, designers have been sitting over these letterforms and working laboriously to craft what is most appealing to learning, recognition and legibility. This is an amazing stop-motion animation created by Ben Barrett-Forrest, which briefly illustrates the key points in the history of typography. It’s important to understand the origins of something you come into contact with on a daily basis, even if it’s only just the basics.




Typography is a universal tool. The more care you take with it the easier it will be to convey your message.

Published by Ross

Ross grew up on the wrong side of the Jukskei. He studied at Vega and was awarded the Top Student prize at his graduation. After working as a freelancer for four years, he founded Nicework with Ben Vorster. He has a penchant for Scandinavian wood furniture and really nice shirts. He is open to bribery- all iPads are welcome. He also likes chocolate cake and is happily married.

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