In design, typeface can be everything. People associate a brand with certain typefaces. Personalities of individuals can be expressed with the appropriate typeface. For something that we often take for granted, its benefits and potential drawbacks can be huge.
In this infographic by our friends at Rasmussen, we take a look at the history of the typeface. Modern technology has made it more robust and easier to manage what typefaces we use and how we use it, but understanding the past gives us a good insight into how presentation of the typed word has evolved.
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