Signature: A Quadrimestrial of Typography and Graphic Arts
The evolution of typography and technology have gone hand-in-hand since the inception of both. As ancient Egyptians learned to communicate and keep records, their tools for communicating developed as well. This same union can be observed all over the world, in all languages throughout all time periods.

The publication, Signature, has highlighted Typographers, Typefaces, printing methods and studios and artists of the early twentieth-century. It began in the 1930’s and ran until the 1950s, but from 1940-1946, production was halted due to WWII. I specifically chose to focus on the 1946 New Series 1 from Signature because I was fascinated in the way the design world and thinking was impacted by high political change and turmoil in Europe.

2018 Redesign of the original 1946 publication

Web Design
Typography IV 
Prof. Anthony Williams
Pratt Institute

Photographs taken of the original Signature: New Series 1 publication – MoMa Library

“Since the invention of the movable type by Johannes Gutenberg in the 15th century, there have been significant developments in the field of typography. Typography which was once used to stamp royal currency and seals has now turned out to be one of the most crucial elements for intricate works of design.
Thanks to technology, the introduction of Font API’s has led to the rediscovery of how well fonts can be displayed on mobile devices for enhanced user experience. During every stage of the development of typography, technology has certainly played a huge role towards its betterment and acceptability among the viewers as well as users.”


The Significance of Technology in the Evolution of Typography by Sarbani Sen

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