What’s your favorite font? With Gotham Books’ new Periodic Table Of Typefaces, you can find how it stacks up to the rest and more. To celebrate the Fall release of Just My Type by Simon Garfield, the publisher has created a tongue-in-cheek poster modeled after the Periodic Table of Elements used by scientists and school children around the world.
Examining how choices made 500 years ago still have dominance today, Just My Type tells stories about the origins of fonts. From chronicling how Helvetica and Comic Sans conquered the world to profiling great creators of popular fonts, Garfield’s book also documents such details as why the T in Beatles is longer than other letters and more. It reveals the best and worst fonts of the world and even discusses what your font choices might say about you.
A font nerd’s dream and one of interest to everyone from writers, editors and graphic artists to teachers and computer users everywhere.
For more information: http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/the-periodic-table-of-typefaces_b55352
For a bigger view of the Periodic Table Of Typefaces itself, try here: http://static59.mediabistro.com/content/just_my_type_font_table_FINAL.JPG
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