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Canadian graphic designer and animator Ben Barrett-Forrest has created an enchanting and informative paper-letter animation about the history of fonts and typography. In total, Ben used 291 paper letters, took 2,454 photographs, and put in 140 hours of work to create this 5-minute history that takes us from blackletter to pixel type and custom scripts.

Goli Mohammadi

I’m senior editor at MAKE and have worked on MAKE magazine since the first issue. I’m a word nerd who particularly loves to geek out on how emerging technology affects the lexicon as a whole. When not fawning over perfect word choices, I can be found on the nearest mountain, looking for the ideal alpine lake or hunting for snow to feed my inner snowboard addict.

The maker movement provides me with endless inspiration, and I love shining light on the incredible makers in our community. The specific beat I cover is art, and I’m a huge proponent of STEAM (as opposed to STEM). After all, the first thing most of us ever made was art.

Contact me at goli (at) makermedia (dot) com.


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  1. Rick says:

    Excellent in both production values and information provided.

  2. This is really great :-) I love videos, stop motion AND typography = you’re fantastic!

  3. David says:

    very nice!

  4. Very nice, well put together, educational and entertaining. Good Job!

  5. Fantastic! Thank you!

  6. Fantastic. All killer, no filler.