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5 Fascinating Font Infographics

Maryam Taheri March 31, 2021 · 2 min read

Typefaces are one of the most important, yet underappreciated, elements when it comes to creating incredible web and graphic designs. While most people think about the aesthetic of their design, color choices, and functionality, few people think about the ability of typeface – on its own – to convey a message. Fonts make up words but they are communicators themselves, and the font choice you make can either make or break your website/digital communication. Want to know a little bit more about where fonts came from, how they work, and why they’re so important? Check out these 5 awesome infographics below.

1. The Psychology of Font Choice

Fonts are crucial in this business in terms of honing your brand, as well as eliciting a certain emotional response from your customers. Do you want to come across as professional and buttoned-up? Or do you want customers to think of you as a friendlier, more approachable business? Either way – the fonts you use on your website and marketing materials can help you get that message across. Check out this infographic about the psychology behind different types of fonts.

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2. Type Classification Personification

Want a little more clarity about the different classifications of fonts themselves? This infographic about type classification personifies each group of typefaces, so you can clearly see the nuts and bolts of what makes up each group.

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3.History of Typography

Ever wondered where your favorite font came from, or just where fonts in general came from in the first place? This infographic from Mashable offers a comprehensive history of modern Typography, starting with the founding of the written language as we know it in the year 100 AD.

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4. Periodic Table of Typefaces

The periodic tables of the elements organizes chemical elements into rows, columns and groups based on complexity and makeup. This Periodic Table of Typefaces does something similar with typefaces – arranging typefaces by complexity and relation to one another. This is an interesting way to think about how one font relates to or compares to another.

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5. So You Need a Typeface?

Ever get overwhelmed by the sheer number of font choices out there? Check out this infographic then, which is a complex and comprehensive chart with lots of questions to lead you to the right font. Also – never thought that fonts are particularly funny? This flowchart will make you think again, packing comedy into every twist and turn.

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I'm a recent graduate of the University of San Francisco with a degree in Biology and a passion for the creative arts. I love building websites, trying new things, and I have a passion for social media.

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13 Comments
  • GREAT infographics! Thanks! 8 years ago
  • I knew only the last one before, so thank you for other 4 :)! 8 years ago
  • This is cool! 8 years ago
  • Good stuff :) 8 years ago
  • Interesting piece. 8 years ago
  • I'm a new! Help pls! email me mynuas@gmail.com 8 years ago
  • Great article thanks alot ! 8 years ago
  • Outstanding! 8 years ago
  • This is cool. But as I'm doing a little bit of research. What you guys have to say about Coca-cola's Logo font? Your very own opinions please? 8 years ago
  • Lovely. 8 years ago
  • Anonymous
    great article with very useful information! 7 years ago
  • There used to be a significant difference between a typeface and a font. The typeface was the principle design of a letter, and the font was the variation, i.e., Times New Roman is the typeface, Times New Roman Bold Italic is the font. Anymore, it seems like the two are interchangeable. DTP is to blame! ;-) 7 years ago
  • gOOD THIS FONTS I AM USING LIKED 6 years ago