Thursday, October 29, 2009

Periodic table of Typefaces

Do you find yourself looking at something and going “nice typeface!” or “nice but pity the typeface”? And this happens even when type is supposedly not the central focus of it? I do this pretty often and, hehe, I hope it’s not irritating the people whom I subject this to. I’m sure those of you who share my love affair with typography concurs.

Have you seen this Periodic Time of Typeface (click on image to enlarge)? It’s way cool!

It lists 100 of the most popular, influential and notorious typefaces today. As with traditional periodic tables, the subject matter is grouped categorically by families and classes of typefaces. Each cell of the table lists the typeface and a one or two character "symbol", the designer, year designed and a ranking of 1 through 100.

All right fellow type lovers, *collective sigh*!

Go here for more information.

[images: from here]


  1. This is cool and very ingenious! :)

  2. Great post! I'm with you typography can make or break good design.

    Thanks for sharing.


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