If you set foot within the public school system at any time between the sixties and, oh, right this second, you know that just behind “the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell” is “Johannes Gutenberg brought the printing press to the West in 1440.” (Or something like that, anyway.) Being able to reproduce writing rapidly? That was kind of a big deal.
But it’s not just used to convey information – well, at least, not just in the traditional way. If you want to see a different side of type, check out The Parliament in York tonight, November 4. They’re opening an exhibit called “Type as Art” – it’s a look at typography used to create art.
Interested? Stop by The Parliament from 6-9 p.m. and check it out. There’ll be light refreshments, if that sways you in favor of a visit.