Type-High: The site for wood type

“The story of wood type is an esoteric but important chapter in the history of typography. The use of wooden fonts proliferated during the industrial revol

“The story of wood type is an esoteric but important chapter in the history of typography. The use of wooden fonts proliferated during the industrial revolution as printers demanded bigger, cheaper, and ever-changing type styles. Wood type slowly declined in importance, until it faded from commercial use in the 1960s. Today, wood type, like the hardwood trees from which it was once carved, is a disappearing resource.”


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Date:
November 23, 2016
Author:
XPLANE