3.17.2009

TypeFace Tuesday

. 3.17.2009

This made the blog rounds last week, but I thought I'd include it in this week's TypeFace feature in case you missed it!

The Periodic Table of Typefaces is obviously in the style of all the thousands of over-sized Periodic Table of Elements posters hanging in schools and homes around the world. This particular table lists 100 of the most popular, influential and notorious typefaces today.

As with traditional periodic tables, this table presents the subject matter grouped categorically. The Table of Typefaces groups by families and classes of typefaces: sans-serif, serif, script, blackletter, glyphic, display, grotesque, realist, didone, garalde, geometric, humanist, slab-serif and mixed.

Each cell of the table lists the typeface and a one or two character "symbol" (made up by me simply based on logic), the designer, year designed and a ranking of 1 through 100.


The sites used to determine the rankings are as follows :

The 100 Best Fonts Of All Time


Paul Shaw’s Top 100 Types survey

21 Most Used Fonts By Professional Designers

Top 7 Fonts Used By Professionals In Graphic Design

30 Fonts That ALL Designers Must Know & Should Own

Typefaces no one gets fired for using.

1 Remarks:

MegRuth said...

I did not see this! I'm so glad you shared!

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