I am out of school at an educational technology conference. I am being a student, learning from other teachers about new tools, ideas, and how I can be a better computer teacher. Learning never stops, even if you're a teacher.
When we are typing we are entering our text using a particular font, or style of writing. But fonts aren't just fonts, they are "typography" or the art or technique of arranging type in order to make language visible.
Before computers there were typewriters and before that, handwriting. In order to make writing universally legible there needed to be typography.
Watch the video below and answer the questions as comments...
The History of Typography by Ben Barrett-Forrest from Dezeen on Vimeo.
- What did you learn about typography?
- Do you remember any of the typography style names? Which was your favorite?
- What did you think about the style of video?
- Did you like the way the video looked and was animate?
- If you saw this video last year, have any of your thoughts or opinions on typography changed? Did something new stand out to you?