The thesis should be considered alongside this definition of typography:
Typography is the technically mediated mass production of visual language.
In numerous case studies this term we have explored how the adoption of visual language tēchnes can trigger changes in episteme. How does thinking through the relationship between technē and episteme help us understand the cultural and historical significance of typography?
Make sure you refer to six concrete examples, with at least one dated before 1400, one dated between 1400 and 1800, and one dated between 1800 and 2019.
Suggested conceptual terms: analog mediation, digital mediation, mode of production, condensation, abstraction, technē
Suggested technical terms: letterpress printing, ephemera, modern style, chromolithography, offset printing, phototypography