Everything You Should Know About The History Of Typography

Lettering is everywhere and chances are that you, dear Gizmodo reader, have at least some idea of what font it's all written in. But the typographical arts have a long, rich history, full of subtle changes and evolutions. And the devil's in the details.

This neat little stop-motion primer by Ben Barrett-Forrest will help you brush up on all jazz, or maybe learn about it for the first time. Strap on your serifs.