Timeline

6600 BCE
Jiahu symbols — A logographic proto-writing system

4000 BCE
Gerzean pottery (hieroglyphs)

3000 BCE
The Phastios Disk

3000 BCE
Papyrus (not the font, dummy)

1500 BCE
Chinese writing — A logographic writing system

700 BCE
Roman alphabet

800 – 500 BCE
Euboean alphabet

705
Ts’ai-Lun invents paper

1040
Chinese movable type

1436
Gutenberg press invented

1822
Francis Galton born

1839
Louis Émile Javal born

1851
Hermann von Helmholtz “re-” invents ophthalmoscope

1871
Hermann Ebbinghaus joins Franco-Prussian war

1878
Louis Émile Javal opens ophthalmological lab

1879
Louis Émile Javal discovers saccadic eye movement  (side-mirror during reading)

1885
Herman Ebbinghaus writes “Memory: A contribution to experimental psychology.”

1889
Edmund Delabarre invents drum/stylus eye tracking apparatus

1919
Bauhaus

1928
Jan Tschichold publishes Die neue Typographie

1935
Stroop article published

1955
Beatrice Warde, The Crystal Goblet: sixteen essays on typography

1957
Edward Robert De Zurko publishes “The Origins of Functionalist Theory”

1961
Brockmann, The graphic designer and his design problems

1967
Hailstone, J. & J. J. Foster, Studies of the Efficiency of Drug Labeling. Journal of Typographic Research.

1970
Gyricon electronic paper invented

1974
Christopher Dean born

1984
First Macintosh computer released

1992
Robert Bringhurst publishes “The Elements of Typographic Style”

1992
Christopher Dean accepted into NSCAD

1993
Christopher Dean gets his first Letraset catalogue