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Influence of Technology

Influence of Technology

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Author: Nancy Esslinger
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In this lesson you will learn to be able to recognize the impact of technology on the history of type.

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Citation

Illustration of a woodcutter at work, public domain

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Formschneider.jpg

Gutenberg Bible; PD-1923


Illustration of printing press, creative commons

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Handtiegelpresse_von_1811.jpg

Moveable type, creative commons: Willi Heidelbach

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Metal_movable_type.jpg

Photo of typewriter, public domain

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Underwoodfive.jpg

Early desktop computer, creative commons

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Intertec_Superbrain.jpg

Laptop, creative commons


Example monospace type, Courier, public domain

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Courier.svg

Typewriter keys, creative commons

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:TypewriterHermes.jpg

Example of proportional spaced type, public domain

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:JET.jpg

Example of True Type font for sale, etsy.com, fair use

http://www.etsy.com/listing/96298054/105-true-type-fonts-for-windows-pc?ref=sr_gallery_1&ga_search_query=true+type+font+for+pc+windows&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=all

Adobe website, example of Open Type typefaces for sale, fair use

http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/type/search.cfm?loc=EN&store=OLS-US&term=helvetica&category_type=Package%2CFace&action=Search

TERMS TO KNOW
  • Postscript Type 1

    A font file format developed by Adobe. Postscript fonts consist of 2 files. File extension: .ps.

  • True Type

    A font file format developed by Microsoft. True Type comes in both Windows and Macintosh versions. File extension: .ttf.

  • Open Type

    The most recent font file format; OpenType was developed by Adobe Systems and can be used on both Windows and Macintosh computer systems. File extension: .otf.
 

  • Proportional Type Spacing

    Letter spacing that compensates for the shape of each character.

  • Monospaced Type

    A non-proportional typeface; each character takes up the same amount of space.
 

  • Movable Type

    A component of Gutenberg's press, individual high relief characters each on their own metal block.

  • Johannes Gutenburg

    German jeweler and printer, invented the printing press and printed the first book in 1456.