Historical Evolution of Letterforms

Towards a smarter typography in the digital age

As part of the Graduate Communications Design program at Pratt Institute, I dived into the study of letterforms to better understand typography. I studied Calligraphy, Typography and Type Design with different masters/professors from the Copper Union Continuing Education program as well as those available from the Type Directors Club.

At the end of his studies all came up together in a Thesis book, here presented, that studied the evolution of letterforms, from manuscripts to moveble type all the way to our days with digital fonts and its formats.

The premise was to understand why typography on screens was so poor (at that time) and why most things tended to look alike, disregarding the richness and tradition of classical typography and calligraphy. Could that be shown and implement into digital design and web typography?

Fields of Study

  • Calligraphy
  • Typography
  • Type Design
  • Print Design