A World Without Type is Heaven Devoid of Stars.

615 years ago, around 1398, the world was changed forever when Johannes Gutenberg invented moveable type and the printing press. That single invention is probably one of the most important of the last 1000 years. The result of Gutenberg is felt in everything we do today. The impact is unmeasurable.

One of the byproducts of the Gutenberg press is quite literally typography and the design of fonts. It is impossible to imagine the world today without print, fonts, and type. The poster below was designed by Stefan Hattenbach for the folks at I Love Typography. This 3 color screen print on red Plike paper is not only stunning, but completely captures the reality of what the world would be like if Gutenberg hadn’t invented moveable type and the printing press.