Typography of the Industrial Revelution
Table of contents:
Innovations in Typography 1
The Wood-Type Poster 2
Revolution in Printing 3
The Mechanization of Typography 3
List of Illustrations 4
The industrial revolution which had came about from 1760 to 1840, was a radical process of social and economic change. Energy, in the form of heat obtained from coal and it's application in steam driven engines was a major drive for the conversion from an agricultural to an industrial society. Before the steam engine, animal and human power were the main sources of energy. Energy generated from steam power increased a hundredfold during the 19th century and during the last three decades electricity and gasoline powered engines further expanded productivity.
Prior to this era, the printer was involved in all aspects of his craft from typeface design and page layout to the actual printing of the material. In the 19th century specialization, divided the printing process into separate design and production components, changing the nature of visual information. The range of typographic sizes and letterform styles exploded and new typeface designs from new categories of egyptian and sans serif to fanciful novelty styles became available. The invention of photography and the means of printing photographic images eventually expanded the meaning of visual documentation and pictorial information.(visser sa:20)
The aim of this essay is to provide insight on how the development of typographic design and printing in the industrial revolution.
In this essay the topics of, how innovations in typography was developed, how the wood-type poster came about, the revolution in printing progressed and the mechanization of typography all had a role in the typography in the industrial revolution.
Innovations In Typography
Before the 19th century, distribution of information...