Elements are Old News.
March 19, 2009, 12:27 pm
Filed under: art, graphic design | Tags: , , ,

type periodic table

I’m wouldn’t say I’m that big of a type nerd…Yet. I’m not obsessive. Regardless, this is still one of the coolest things I’ve seen. Here’s the full scale version.

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.

Ranking was determined by statistically sorting and combining lists and opinions from the the sites listed below.  The final overall ranking was achieved depending on how many lists the particular typeface was presented on and it’s ranking on the lists (if the particular source list used a ranking system; some did not, in which case just the typeface’s presence on the list boosted it’s overall score.)  After averaging the typefaces appearances and rankings a composite score was given and the list was sorted on a spreadsheet then finally given an overall score of 1 through 100 based on its final resting position.

Behance Network

– JD

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