Learn about history of Typography with these Infographics

Typography is an essential part of design. A bad choice of Typeface (Comic Sans anyone?) can easily break the entire design of your project. It is therefore essential to learn more about Typography in order to achieve great designs of your apps and websites. I am sure you got something to learn from the previous infographics that we shared about The Psychology of Fonts and Commandments of Typography. But have you ever wondered about the history of Typography? How it evolved and what were the common and popular typefaces in past and when were they invented?

In this post we bring to you 3 great infographics which will help you have a glimpse into the history of Typography.

1. A History of Typography

This is a comprehensive infographic from designbyosap which gives you insights into the History of Typography starting right from the very early written symbols which were based on Pictograms and Ideographs.

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2. Bold & Justified: The Huge World of Typography

I am sure you found the History of Typography quite interesting. But wait, we have more. This large Infographic by CreativeMarket not only covers a brief history of Typography but also reveals tons of other useful information. For example, did you know that Israel is the source of the most expensive typefaces and Germany has the most number of Type Designers? What are the top typefaces installed on Windows, Mac and Linux?

(If you are unable to read the image here, please click on the image to view a larger version of the infographic at the source)

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3. A History of Western Typefaces

This infographic from Mashable.com takes you through a journey of Typefaces starting from the year 100 A.D. up to the year 2011.

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Kanishk Kunal

Kanishk is a Software Engineer turned Online Entrepreneur who has created many successful apps and websites. He devotes most of his time punching his keyboard and swiping his smartphone. Follow him on Twitter @kanishkkunal

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