Congratulations to Ben Barrett-Forrest of for creating this awesome quick start guide on the history of Typography. Beautifully planned and executed and an astonishing amount of work; 291 Paper Letters.
2,454 Photographs. 140 hours of work. Even if you’re not a designer, you’ll enjoy learning a bit about typography by watching Ben’s short animated video.

Try looking at type as though you can’t read, or have never seen it before. It’s hard to do because we’re so used to recognising words and their meanings on paper or on our gadgets. If you can at least in part, pretend that you’ve never seen it before, and treat it more like it’s a drawing or an illustration of some sort, you might start to enjoy it for it’s beauty and consequently, it’s function when mixed with the meanings of words will become clearer.