It’s easy to take books and other printed actual for granted. However, before the apparatus of the press press by Johannes Gutenberg in the mid-15th century, books were accounting by hand. They were about aloof for the elite, though growing articulacy among the middle class added their demand.

Typeface history has abundantly been afflicted by the availability of technology throughout the centuries, starting with Gutenberg’s press and continuing through agenda typography advancements by designers in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Books for the masses

Gutenberg accustomed that being able to accomplish books bound and cheaply was a advantageous prospect. He drew on the adaptable type used in East Asia and screw-type presses being used by farmers in Europe to devise the idea for the first press press.

Because Gutenberg was a goldsmith, he was able to create abiding letter blocks that could be used over and over again. While alignment the belletrist for each page could take an entire day, the page could then be printed as many times as all-important from that single day’s work.

Gutenberg’s letterforms were based on the Blackletter calligraphy that was used to write manuscripts. The downside was that it bound the amount of text that could fit on a single page, creating longer books that appropriate more time to set up.