silkscreen on paper

This collection of posters begins a research effort to survey language developments notable within the history of computing. This is a history that continues to be written. It evolves in ways that are so intertwined with our lives that we often can’t distinguish it from our everyday routines. At the same time, the details of computational technology can be obscured by its innate complexity and domain specificity, leaving important innovations missed by those of us outside the particular fields of expertise.

This collection intends to note a spectrum of historical instances ranging from the radical innovations to the evolutionary dead ends. It aims to feature typefaces, technologies, and individuals that mark the computational timeline and its varied branches.

Each poster celebrates the importance, impact, or influence of the specimen and is presented as an edition of 32 hand-printed pieces.

By Levi Hammett, Hind Al Saad, and Sara Al-Afifi