A history of typefaces

When Johannes Gutenberg first devised movable type in 1440 with the invention of the printing press, he couldn’t have known the endless series of design wars he’d inadvertently set off.

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A new infographic from Mashable highlights the evolution of the western typeface—from the beginning of printed language to fonts on movie posters.

And yes, Comic Sans makes an appearance, as its inception in 1994 by Vincent Connare for Microsoft has sparked so much derision.

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