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.