About: Designorati:Typography

Established September 2005

Words communicate. Before there were words, however, there had to be letters.

Type does more work than merely forming words. Every type face has weight, mood, import, and emotional impact. For centuries, since the time of Gutenberg and the monks who hand lettered before him, Type has changed and evolved, influenced by natural and artificial sources. Styles have ebbed and flowed.

The greatest type is seen as high art; the lowest is seen as avant-garde–or maybe just plain garbage.

Designorati:Typography aims to explore everything about type, from who made it and helped develop the styles to what it is now to design type and where technology takes us. Along the way, it hopes to throw an accessible light on the great typographers of the past and present, and to help the visitor appreciate the beauty in the published letter.