Periodic Table of Typefaces

Periodic tables perplex me. I could never get through this chart in chemistry and even when you turn it into a table of fonts like above or video games or cartoon characters, I still feel a little lost. But I am a lapsed font junkie at heart from my days as a layout editor and this one really appealed to me.
From the designer, Cam: "As with traditional periodic tables, this table presents the subject matter grouped categorically. The Table of Typefaces groups by families and classes of typefaces: sans-serif, serif, script, blackletter, glyphic, display, grotesque, realist, didone, garalde, geometric, humanist, slab-serif and mixed."
There have been a lot of those floating around recently, with Geekologie posting so many that I thought of making my own out of Simpson characters. Then that looked like way too much work, so I was going to compile them all into one post, but the fabulous Miss Cellania beat me to it on mental_floss with 8 Alternative Periodic Tables. Yeesh, is it any wonder I had trouble memorizing the elements in high school?

Wow, with the Math Clock and this I've covered all my academic phobias today. Now I'll probably have to go to music class or play a team sport. Shudder.

Previously on Popped Culture...
Elements of Awesome
A Way With Words


  1. The periodic table still brings back bad memories. At least it's not as bad as flow charts!

    BTW - you have been tagged in the 6 Random Things game. Sorry to be so meme spirited

  2. It's why I was secretly glad someone compiled them first - I don't think I could have managed to get through them all.