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Fonts don’t just display letters as words and sentences. They convey emotion, attitude and tone. They call out what information is most important and help you navigate through a site.
Hate Comic Sans? You’re not alone. There are plenty of reasons for despising the font, according to many fontographers and font enthusiasts. Love Helvetica? You’re not alone — many designers love its clean and simple aesthetic.
The infographic below presents a history of typefaces, incorporating fun tidbits from tech, pop culture and the web. Do you know what font the Google logo is? What about Facebook? Take a peek below to learn these and more.
Infographic design by Nick Sigler
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