Typography is a crucial component of great designs involving text, so knowing as much as you can about it is an important step to becoming a great designer. This roundup of infographics will help you discover new and interesting things (as well as reinforce and reiterate stuff you already know) about typography.
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Did you know that Israel is the source of the most expensive typefaces? Or that Helvetica has 111 different styles?This information-dense infographic reveals a ton of interesting facts about typography.
This infographic starts by disambiguating the terms “typefaces” and “fonts”, and then concludes with the top five most-used typefaces in graphic design, journalism, and academia.
This infographic shows you the year in which 10 popular fonts were created, along with some popular logos that use each of the featured fonts.
Because using web fonts is now a widely supported technique for displaying any font on your website (as long as you’re allowed to use the font), limiting your web designs to only using web-safe fonts isn’t necessary. But if you need to use web-safe fonts for some reason, this flowchart infographic will help you pick one.
This infographic contains a timeline of when the most important typefaces in history were created and includes the designer, country of origin, and historical significance of each typeface.
This is really a flowchart and cheat sheet with graphic designer Julian Hansen’s suggestions on how to pick a font for a design project, but it does embody the essence of what an infographic is: to present useful information in a visual way.
In this infographic, you’ll see a timeline of important milestones in the evolution of typefaces along with some trivial information (such as the fact that the film poster of the movie The Social Network uses Futura).
This infographic presents data gathered from a survey of 34 designers, so it’s no surprise that Myriad Pro — the default font of Adobe Creative Suite software like Photoshop and Illustrator — is the top most favorite “free” font.
Because of the title of this infographic, you might get the impression that its content is for beginners. But this infographic goes as deeply as illustrating how the Frutiger Numbering System works and the anatomy of glyphs.