11 March 2009

The Periodic Table of Typography

1973.The Periodic Table of the Elements has always been a nifty framework to show off witty and wry humor and to combine any sort of element for illuminating display.

Here's type arranged by famililies and classes. It really is amazing how the format lent itself to this.

The number in in the upper corner is the ranking of the font based on a number of metrics. To read about that, go here (Awesomness courtesy of Behance). A link to an embiggened image can either be found at that posting or if you just want to cut to the chase, clicky here then.

(Combined h/t to Larry Fire and Alan Cordle, who both emailed me at about the same time here. A design consipracy! Nifty!)

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1 comment:

manuela said...

Look at that through ClosR widget: