Periodic Table of Typefaces

14 Jan

Since I’ve been talking about typography, I thought I’d share this piece. Cam Wilde of Squidspot created this periodic table of the 100 most popular, influential, and notorious typefaces.

According to the artist, the chart is grouped by families and classes of typefaces, such as sans serif, serif, script, and geometric among others. Each cell lists the typeface, one to two characters, the name of the designer, the year the typeface was created, and a ranking of 1 through 100. Here’s a closeup:

Go here to see more closeups of this clever poster. There’s also a Spanish version.


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