Periodic Table of Typefaces Schools You on Fonts [Reference]

16 Mar/09

Don’t know your Minion from your Lucida? Can’t decide which Sans-serif, Humanist font works best? Take your seats, class, and let’s review the Periodic Table of Typefaces.

Design firm Squidspot put together the 3150×2100, 1.6MB JPEG linked to below, and more power to them for doing so. For those without a clue about fonts, or the typeface geeks needing an at-a-glance reference, this chart provides letter samples, family and class distinctions, and the designer and year of creation. Some of that data might seem a little extraneous, but in some cases, it’s reassuring to know that people like Claude Garamond have made a lasting impact on the world, and on your Word documents. For more interactive font-choosing help, check out the previously mentioned, cross-platform Font Picker. Feel like there’s a spot waiting for your unique imprint? Try the web-based Fontstruct, or our prior posts on making your own fonts from handwriting.

Periodic Table of Typefaces [via Download Squad]

(Fonte: Lifehacker)

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