Archive for October, 2009

Typedia: A Shared Encyclopedia of Typefaces

October 20th, 2009

Sample font detail page

Typedia: A Shared Encyclopedia of Typefaces is “a resource to classify, categorize, and connect typefaces” providing a wealth of information, links, visuals, and sources for many typefaces. Navigate the fonts by type (humanist, poster, sans, etc) or search by name or creator. Each font page links to:

  • Designer(s)
  • Foundry(ies)
  • Release Year
  • Country of Origin
  • Classification
  • Original Format
  • Distributor(s)
  • Tags

It also provides a background/history for each font, as well as linking to examples “in the wild.” Very well designed, orderly, clean, and useful.