This site offers six different ways of looking at the list of 100 typefaces: these indexes are based on the 'five hat racks' ideas of information architect Richard Saul Wurman. To continue around the site, click on the links at right or on one of the corresponding images below.

Sizes shows two charts; one for the size of a type family and one for the ubiquity of a typeface (how ordinary or rare it is).

Styles shows the family trees of type. These are style-based categories based on similar shapes and historical periods.

Purpose lists the original uses that the typefaces were designed for.

A-z is an alphabetical index of the typeface names.

Map shows the countries where the typefaces come from.

Timeline shows when the typefaces were designed.

The list (not illustrated below) shows the typefaces in the same order as the original list at the TDC site; it is not a ranked or alphabetised list, but it might give you an idea of what is popular.

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