Since you first learned to read, do you know how many words that you’ve come across? Millions? Maybe even hundreds of millions? Even if you aren’t an avid reader, The Guardian estimates we’re exposed to approximately 490,000 words a day – a number that only continues to grow as we come across increasing amounts of content online.
From the dullest PowerPoint presentations to the greatest scientific discoveries, humanity has relied on the written word to convey and preserve information, opinions and ideals. While ancient monks spent lifetimes painstakingly hand-copying books, the printing press eliminated this arduous process (and arguably gave people with poor penmanship a much needed break) – leading to the creation of typefaces, fonts and a standardised presentation of words. Curious about the world of typography? Read on to find out more…Read More