Oh how I wish I could reproduce this periodic table accurately! Go, all you font lovers, click the pic to see a really good rendition, and while you’re doing that, I am running to buy Just My Type by Simon Garfield.
How can I resist this?
Just My Type is a book of stories about fonts. It examines how Helvetica and Comic Sans took over the world. It explains why we are still influenced by type choices made more than 500 years ago, and why the T in the Beatles logo is longer than the other letters. It profiles the great originators of type, from Baskerville to Zapf, as well as people like Neville Brody who threw out the rulebook. The book is about that pivotal moment when fonts left the world of Letraset and were loaded onto computers, and typefaces became something we realized we all have an opinion about. And beyond all this, the book reveals what may be the very best and worst fonts in the world – and what your choice of font says about you.
Jared, you *know* you want this too!