Font Men is a short, behind-the-scenes look at the once most powerful type design studio in the world. The work of Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones has been used by the Wall Street Journal, the President of the United States, and many, many more. This short video takes you inside their process. Watch it and learn the importance of “O,” “H,” and “D.”
"The bigger takeaway is that the web really is growing more beautiful, as it evolves from a series of indexed hyperlinks to a series of experiences where text and images blend seamlessly."
How much of the early Internet do you remember?
Do you recognize any of these?
We’ve time-traveled to the birth of the Web 25 years ago and come up with some major milestones. Explore the timeline.
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What a great idea!
The world is celebrating the 25th birthday of the Web on Wednesday, and that’s because 25 years ago a proposal was written describing the basis for what would become the system of linked pages on which users read this article.
In March 1989, British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee wrote the proposal for a “global hypertext system,” which would eventually become the World Wide Web. That proposal can be seen in its original form online. At first, the point of the Web was to simply to improve the communication and management of information at the organization where Berners-Lee worked — CERN the European nuclear research group.
But eventually Berners-Lee realized that the Web could be used for much more.