The Periodic Table of Typefaces | How About Orange

August 15, 2011

The Periodic Table of Typefaces

Periodic tables are always popular, but I think one of the smartest is Cam Wilde's Periodic Table of Typefaces, representing 100 of the most "popular, influential, and notorious" of the world's typefaces ranked by popularity and grouped by class. Download a high res version for yourself in English, Spanish, or Portuguese. Or head over here to order a few different prints, get desktop wallpaper, or purchase wall decals in various colors from Scribble On Everything.

Thanks for the link, CaLynn!

22 comments:

Chelsea said...

Love it! Thanks!

Elisa @ The Self Life said...

This is perfection! Company just moved to a new office and I'm totally getting print for our empty walls!

CaLynn said...

You're welcome, I knew you'd appreciate it! :D

saraink said...

LOL! Love it! I can't believe Arial isn't on there, though!

Rebecca said...

For all those typeface freaks (like me!) absolutly love it! x

Julie said...

Thanks for sharing! Brings me back to my typography class critique days when we had to post our work on the wall...lol

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Byrdi said...

Awesome. That said, MY favorite periodic table was the elephant one. It's pretty awesome! The table has elephants with pictures to help remind you of the name. It's great for memorization!

Katie said...

This is fantastic, thanks! xo

Kate said...

This is fabulous. I ordered one to hang by my confuser so I can grab a font at a glance. Perfect! Thanks for the link.

Kelly said...

Being a typeface freak, I absolutely love this!

The Black Heart Revolution said...

Oh I love this! Now I know just what to get my sister for her birthday!!!

pascale said...

Type + geek chic = love it!

Lisa Brown said...

How awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Ayana said...

This is so cool!!!Thanks for sharing!

Gal Gear said...

I love reading your blog... You post the neatest things! I'll admit I'm a typography geek. (I wish they had these wall decals back in my college days). It's really cool how you can make a boring message look exciting with the right typeface. Thanks for posting !
•Linda•

Cam said...

Thanks for the kind write up! In response to saraink's comment, Arial didn't make the cut I suspect because it is ultimately a copied and slightly modified Helvetica (see #1 on the Periodic Table of Typefaces). Rumor is that Microsoft didn't want to pay the licensing fee to include Helvetica in Windows and Microsoft software so they contracted a "re-design" (a knock-off really) of Helvetica. So basically, Arial is the unloved stepchild of Helvetica designed only to save some cash (again, that's the rumor at least).

Jackie said...

Completely love this! Type geeks unite!
; )

PEACHES said...

I want this so bad!!! Thanks for sharing :)

Jill said...

My daughter will love this! Thanks!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Two things I adore: typography and periodic tables. Oh, and fabric, but fabric wasn't part of your post. However...I just bought fabric in Minnesota that is a periodic table of "emotions." Trying to figure out something clever to do with it. Any ideas?

Meags Keogh said...

This will make my life so much easier - I'm forever scanning through the fonts trying to get the right one. Thanks again for sharing.

Scribble on Everything said...

Thanks for make us part of the post too. We're happy Cam let us produce the decals and prints for him.

Jon, Pixel Pusher Bybee (Scribble on Everything)

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