Day: October 2, 2020

IXD102 – Gutenberg and Moveable Type

Pioneers of Type Design In today’s class, we looked at some of the history of typography, including artists and inventors who were the pioneers of type design, such as Johannes Gutenberg and Albrecht Durer. Johannes Gutenberg Johannes Gutenberg was a German inventor and printer, who introduced printing to Europe with his mechanical movable-type printing press….Continue Reading IXD102 – Gutenberg and Moveable Type

IXD102 – Type Specimen

Helvetica               One of the most well-recognised typefaces in the world today, Helvetica came into existence in 1957, when it was developed by Swiss designer Max Miedinger. In a post-war world in Eastern Europe, many companies and institutions desired a change to the everyday norm in advertisements and packaging….Continue Reading IXD102 – Type Specimen