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The evolution of typography dates back to ancient times, when people first began communicating through stone carvings. Beginning with hand-engraved lettering on stones, typography moved to paper and printing during the medieval epoch, where it was recognized from the letters used newspapers and books. Ornate typefaces were created and drawn with brushes on canvas, often using unique mixtures of colors.

The modern era arrived, and brought with it computers, which allowed for even more innovation in typography, giving the art space to grow within a technological environment. Numerous software programs were introduced to help improve both typography and graphic design. Consequently, market demand shifted from traditional design methods towards modern design, for all marketing mediums, including websites, logos, billboards, banners, brochures, stationery, and other promotional material.

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A Typographic Spur In Digital Age

  1. 1. IN DIGITAL AGE TYPOGRAPHIC SPUR
  2. 2. • Typography has been recognized from, and dated back, to the early years of human civilization. Initially, it existed in the form of stone carvings, and then expanded with the innovation brought by the invention of brushes and canvas. It was further popularized through the art of sketching and calligraphy. However, the advent of digitization has caused a paradigm shift in the world of typography.
  3. 3. PRE-DIGITAL TYPE TECHNOLOGIES • Woodblock printing, 220 AD • Wooden font molds, 1800s • Handwriting and calligraphy, 3200 BC • Photo-type setting, 1950s • Movable type letterpress printing, 1040 AD • Continuous casting, 1890s
  4. 4. DIGITAL TYPOGRAPHY (Mid 1980s – Present) • Outline (vector) fonts • Bitmap (raster) fonts
  5. 5. Innovations in computers era • provided a boost to typography, • where designers started applying bitmaps and vectors with the help of advanced tools like, • RoboFont • FontLab • Glyphs
  6. 6. • Notice Tech Agencies And Corporations Are Moving From Conventional Typography to Digital typography
  7. 7. Font-asy of Tech Companies • Let's Have A Look At How Digital Fonts Are Being Used By Leading Tech Companies
  8. 8. • The largest South Korean company making electronics, Samsung, uses the font Helvetica Black with a modification to the “A”.
  9. 9. • In 2002, Apple started using a variant of the Adobe Myriad font in its marketing. The text changed from the serif Apple Garamond to the sans-serif Myriad Apple.
  10. 10. • The Google wordmark is based on the Catull typeface, an old style serif typeface designed by Gustav Jaeger for the Berthold Type Foundry in 1982.
  11. 11. • The Toshiba logo uses the Eurostile® typeface. In 2002, the iconic “Toshiba logotype” was given a red color and was made the official emblem of Toshiba Group.
  12. 12. • Microsoft's new logo is in Segoe. It is their first logo change since 1987 and it certainly feels fresher than their aging mark in Helvetica Bold Italic.
  13. 13. • Amazon.com chose the book and bold weights of the ITC Officina Sans family when it's logo was created.
  14. 14. • The Sony logo has incorporated the modified form of Clarendon typeface. However, the use of black color in the logo symbolizes perfection, elegance, integrity and the illustrious history of the brand.
  15. 15. • The font used in the HP logo is simple and presented in italic. It comes into view vertically, in a bold and unique manner, capturing the entire concentration and appreciation of the viewer.
  16. 16. Take Away • Small businesses should become accustomed to this trend sooner rather than later, and adapt a strategy of using technological font styles on their websites and promotional materials.
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The evolution of typography dates back to ancient times, when people first began communicating through stone carvings. Beginning with hand-engraved lettering on stones, typography moved to paper and printing during the medieval epoch, where it was recognized from the letters used newspapers and books. Ornate typefaces were created and drawn with brushes on canvas, often using unique mixtures of colors. The modern era arrived, and brought with it computers, which allowed for even more innovation in typography, giving the art space to grow within a technological environment. Numerous software programs were introduced to help improve both typography and graphic design. Consequently, market demand shifted from traditional design methods towards modern design, for all marketing mediums, including websites, logos, billboards, banners, brochures, stationery, and other promotional material. Explore the influence of emerging digitization of fonts in leading tech companies with this slide share.

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