Mashable's 'A History of Western Typefaces' Infographic is Educational

By: Rebecca Byers - Published: Apr 2, 2012 • References: mashable and dailyinfographic
Mashable.com's History of Western Typefaces infographic is a comprehensive review of modern typography beginning with the derision of the first visual form of Western written and printed language. In a world of technologically driven communication, choosing the right typeface to properly establish an identity or brand is becoming increasingly important, which is evident in the existence of both Goggle and Facebook fonts.

Sans-serif printing type was introduced in the early 1800s by William Caslon IV, with crowd favorite member of the sans-serif family Helvetica wasn't designed until 1957. The Western typefaces infographic includes fascinating details on many of the most popular fonts one if likely to see on a daily basis, from the infamous Comic Sans to Century Gothic, which were both products of the 90s.