Tuesday, January 16, 2007

The Grandfather of PostScript?

An interesting post at Sean Gleeson:

"In 1535 A.D., German artist Albrecht Durer invented computer fonts. Well, no, not really. But he would have. I'll explain..."

"Durer didn't have a computer. But for some reason (those were some crazy days) he thought it would be a good idea to describe how to draft all the letters of the Roman alphabet, using only geometric terms such as 'square,' 'circle,' and 'line.' These instructions were published in 1535 as Of the Just Shaping of Letters..."

Gleason's post includes a scan of a PDF version of Durer's work.


(ht: Brainwagon)


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home