Do you need to explain the significance of type to your parents, your Aunt Edna or the first-year students in your Typography 101 class? This is the film for you. Produced in the 1980’s by the BBC with renowned typographer Erik Spiekermann, this amusing introduction to the world of type delves into the myriad personalities of typefaces and explains how typographic form influences our lives every day. (Many thanks to Erik for allowing me to post this film.)

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