“It is a widespread misconception that Johannes Gutenberg created the first movable type system and the printing press, around 1450 A.D. It’s true, Gutenberg was the first to make his movable type from a certain alloy of lead, tin, and antimony (which was more efficient than iron, used in Asia) – but movable type itself was originally invented in China around 1040 A.D. by Bi Seng (during the Song Dynasty). “
These are so rad :)
this reminds me of the GEB: EGB letters.
“the typefaces we as a society choose in which to set our messages are meant to stand in for the speaker of the words themselves…”