A must see for anyone interested in type.

I found this on Limeshot Design’s Blog and they found it via Imprint.

In 1837, on the 100th anniversary of The Bauer Type Foundry, the firm produced “Bauer’s Family Tree of Printing Types”. It’s a beautiful collection of type history illustrated with whimsical precision.

As pointed out already, just think HOW tall this tree will be now.

To read more and see more scans and close-ups (including the associated text – it was a book, after all) please visit “Tree of Type — Imprint: The Online Community for Graphic Designers”

To buy this as a poster (in German) visit Lehmanns Media.

January 22, 2012 Typography