You’ve probably noticed my infatuation with typography of late—an infatuation that I hope will develop into a deep and lasting relationship—and realized I’m in the midst of new-infatuation giddiness. You know, where everything new you learn fascinates you, and you seek out the object of your affections on the slightest excuse, and just being around it makes you happy. <dreamy sigh/>
Anyway. So what I’m trying to say is I get all excited when I learn something new about it, especially when it has to do with history. I learned today about the venerable history of Korean typefounding and the origins of Korea’s Hangul alphabet. Did you know that Koreans were using movable type more than 200 years before Gutenberg came on the scene?
And speaking of type history, make sure to read this history of type series from ilovetypography. Fascinating stuff!