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The Prints and the Pauper: Johannes Gutenberg and the invention of movable type

Posted by Erich Shelton on Monday, January 16, 2017, In : Educational 

I found the below article on I Love Typography and have copied it here for your convenience. To see the original article, please visit I Love Typography's excellent website. Keith Houston, the author, is the founder of shadycharacters.co.uk. His latest book, The Book: A Cover-to-Cover Exploration of the Most Powerful Object of Our Time, is available now from W.W. Norton & Co.
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In 1450, Johannes Gutenberg entered into an agreement with on...


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Why Does This Work?

Posted by Erich Shelton on Saturday, August 13, 2011, In : Educational 
Okay…it won't be long before university classes start up again and to help me get in the mood of teaching, I thought I would put out a little question to see if any of you can guess the answer. Why does this font work for this image? I will reveal the answer after you get a chance to look at it and comment. Any takers?


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Comic Sans is for DOGS and CHILDREN

Posted by Erich Shelton on Sunday, August 7, 2011, In : Educational 
Let me go on record here as saying that I despise Comic Sans. Most non-designers know of this font and love it, whereas most GOOD designers know of it and hate it. Vincent Connare designed this font for Microsoft in 1995 and it was for one purpose only. He had been given a beta version of Microsoft Bob, a comic software package designed primarily for young users. The package featured a dog called Rover (very original and creative name), with message balloons set in Times New Roman. Connare th...
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Check (it) Mate

Posted by Erich Shelton on Monday, July 18, 2011, In : Educational 

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Dash It All

Posted by Erich Shelton on Sunday, July 17, 2011, In : Educational 
“Oh, dash it all”, sounds very British doesn't it? Well to be honest I'm sick of it all. Everywhere I turn I see the dash in the most unnatural of places and it drives me batty. Why can't the the most advanced of all living species get this right? Why is it so difficult to understand? Do they not teach this in elementary school?

  • THE HYPHEN (-) is a short little thing and should be very sparingly. It is used to combine compound words together and too often at the end of a line in a paragrap...

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Erich Shelton I am an adjunct professor at the University of Southern Indiana, located in Evansville. My favourite subjects to teach are obviously ‘Typography’ as well as ‘Graphic Design History’, 'Senior Seminar' and ‘Computer Illustration.’