Tag Archives: typography

Type Tuesdays: Typolocate

Is there a better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with chocolate? Yes. Yes, there absolutely is. With Typocolate, courtesy of local Montreal design firm Dynamo and chocolatiers Suite88:

Now you can get both your chocolate fix *and* your type fix all in one. Available for a limited time in dark and milk chocolate, emblazoned with positive mantras in both English and French in their shop.

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Type Tuesdays: Periodic Table of Typefaces

I think the fact that I’m a graphic, web and user interaction designer probably speaks volumes about my knowledge (or at least my retention) of the periodic table of elements as presented in high school chemistry (ummm….zilch). And my interest in revisiting that subject? (you guessed it…none whatsoever.)

But I’m starting to think maybe the periodic table of elements is just the wrong periodic table for me. I need one that’s a little more pertinent to my life and interests. Something kinda like….say, a periodic table of typefaces. Like this:

Created by Cam Wilde, and available via the Behance Network, the periodic table of typefaces lists 100 of the most popular, influential and “notorious” typefaces around, each including the typeface name, a one or two character “symbol”, the designer, year designed, and a ranking of 1 through 100.

Find out more about the project here, or jump straight to the massive jpeg for a crisp and clean view of the whole table.

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