A brief history of typeface and its online evolution

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Did you know TNW’s Couch Conference has a track fully dedicated to exploring new design trends this year? Check out the full ‘Sprint’ program here. It’s easy to take books and other printed material for granted. However, before the invention of the printing press by Johannes Gutenberg in the mid-15th century, books were written by hand. They were generally reserved for the elite, though growing literacy among the middle class increased their demand. Typeface history has largely been influenced by the availability of technology throughout the centuries, starting with Gutenberg’s press and continuing through digital typography advancements by designers in the 20th…

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