For as long as man has been able to put pen to paper, the exchange of text and imagery between people has enabled knowledge to be spread throughout societies. As the technology of print has evolved, so has the speed at which information can be shared.
Today, it’s hard to picture our lives without the medium of print. It is behind the foundational aspect of our social fibre – religion, science, theory, technology and even money. From the birth of the bible, to the use of propaganda in World War II and the most inspiring novels of our time, this infographic looks how print has influenced and shaped society throughout history.