19. 04. 13
Not sure whether I agree with all the facts or the figures in this chart, but it still makes interesting reading:
Source: static.colourlovers.com via FontShop on Pinterest
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The state of typography: Not sure whether I agree with all the facts or the figures in this chart, but it stil… http://t.co/GMjA6iSt2X
design_dosageApril 19th, 2013 at 8:18 pm
RT @espiekermann: The state of typography: Not sure whether I agree with all the facts or the figures in this chart, but… http://t.co/9mE…
mattburyApril 19th, 2013 at 8:19 pm
mmordecaiApril 19th, 2013 at 8:20 pm
RoobieToosdayApril 19th, 2013 at 8:20 pm
Hefty Infographic but worth a read “@espiekermann: The state of typography: Not sure whether I agree with all… http://t.co/PGfeFxnoSN”
gitfingerApril 19th, 2013 at 8:21 pm
thorne_creativeApril 19th, 2013 at 8:22 pm
damnthedefiantApril 19th, 2013 at 8:25 pm
marcelagzagzaApril 19th, 2013 at 8:28 pm
an_ennuiApril 19th, 2013 at 8:32 pm
MikkoVierumakiApril 19th, 2013 at 8:35 pm
@espiekermann really not accurate and false, respectively. At least they could spell Bodoni right.
ArturFelicijanApril 19th, 2013 at 8:36 pm
theresasantiagoApril 19th, 2013 at 8:39 pm
HansonWenApril 19th, 2013 at 8:45 pm
We love Erik Spiekermann and we ALSO love beautiful design and type. Here is a gorgeous infographic — take a… http://t.co/3srJOq3ymj
TriggerfishApril 19th, 2013 at 8:50 pm
Very interesting type infographics by @espiekermann http://t.co/xy2DPxfA01
kuasarApril 19th, 2013 at 8:54 pm
sopatrosApril 19th, 2013 at 9:15 pm
@espiekermann Germany? — I recall you told us that The Nederland have more type designers than policemen
typofonderieApril 19th, 2013 at 9:17 pm
superauntiemelApril 19th, 2013 at 10:07 pm
WorkisnotoverApril 19th, 2013 at 10:08 pm
† Typography — The state of typography: Not sure whether I agree with all the facts or the figures in this cha… http://t.co/LosJPbq8wF
knightswoodApril 19th, 2013 at 10:20 pm
The State of Typography http://t.co/hTBAEkKAVv #infographic
aaronkitneyApril 19th, 2013 at 10:33 pm
@espiekermann whoever designed that graphic needs a geography lesson, because that is not Norway :p (arrow pointing to cheap typefaces)
kimaboeApril 19th, 2013 at 10:35 pm
@kuasar: Very interesting type infographics http://t.co/xy2DPxfA01
kuasarApril 19th, 2013 at 10:41 pm
RT @aaronkitney The State of Typography http://t.co/TmxS8yZwvh #infographic: The State of Typography http://t.co/TmxS8yZwvh #infographic
typothApril 19th, 2013 at 10:42 pm
You list code heavy for the fontface side? I used YouWorkForThem for a webfont last week, all I had to do was enter 1 line of CSS code to load them. How is that heavy?
WilliamApril 20th, 2013 at 2:10 am
I didn’t list anything. This graphic was made by static.colourlovers.com, whoever they are and stated under the image. There are quite a few facts that need correcting, but I thought it was a good starting point.
erikApril 20th, 2013 at 3:16 am
timspeakerApril 20th, 2013 at 3:19 am
@kimaboe: Geography is not something they teach at schools by the look of it. But if I made a graphic like this, I would look it up. I actually do not think that Norway has the cheapest font prices anyway, it being the most expensive country in Europe. The arrow points to somewhere in Eastern Europe, which is more likely.
erikApril 20th, 2013 at 3:19 am
swestwickApril 20th, 2013 at 4:09 am
@espiekermann ‘FRANKTUR’ is not a great start for an infographic on typography…
grauteskApril 20th, 2013 at 1:55 pm
@grautesk @espiekermann See also https://t.co/kUjcHeULGd
hardwigApril 20th, 2013 at 4:28 pm
Why is Font-face “not guilt free”? That seems a big, baseless, and obnoxious assertion.
This “data” is very inconsistent and extremely slanted.
I work with the largest internet seller of type, and the author obviously didn’t look at our collection, because the prices, character set size etc. aren’t consistent with what we sell.
DanApril 20th, 2013 at 4:46 pm
LIke I said: I don’t agree with some of the facts. I hope they are reading this to realize it takes more than pretty graphics to tell a true story. Still a valiant effort, made better by the comments here and elsewhere.
erikApril 20th, 2013 at 7:23 pm
The state of typography http://t.co/xEtlYiGcd6 #typenerd #design #infographic
ChrissieMApril 21st, 2013 at 4:15 am
The state of typography http://t.co/7aXfv49Lfg #typenerd #design #infographic
designEchoLessApril 21st, 2013 at 4:17 am
The state of typography http://t.co/kDsWUi5ISC #typenerd #design #infographic
designEchoApril 21st, 2013 at 4:17 am
The state of typography http://t.co/sdGuo3xkm6
paulw_designApril 22nd, 2013 at 5:08 pm
I find it rather sad that most fonts are display fonts. In my opinion we have enough headlines; the world needs more body copy.
LowerApril 27th, 2013 at 10:14 pm
Is “Most Downloaded Webfonts” taken directly from FontSquirrel.com? Just look at their list of most popular fonts, which starts out identical to the article’s figures: GoodDog, Quicksand, Aller (Alley in the chart).
LowerApril 29th, 2013 at 12:57 am
Franktur, Calson, Bidoni, Gylphic, Numbus — ZOIKS!
dcscarJune 11th, 2013 at 7:16 pm
Calson and Bidoni? Really??
Honestly there are way too many typos in the chart.
Additionally, the visual representation is not consistent with the numerical representation, the display of quantitative information is plain wrong.
And Israel is not in the Arabic Peninsula and Norway is not next to Spain.
Goffredo PuccettiSeptember 17th, 2013 at 10:41 am
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