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Monday
Dec172012

Introducing the Typeface Metadata Database  

I wanted to create a programmatically-generated visualization showing how typefaces were related. Unfortunately, what I was missing was the raw data in a convenient format (for example an Excel file or CSV format).

So after a great deal of manual screen-scraping and looking through Wikipedia, I have my initial list stored here: (http://sdrv.ms/WlavyF)

Please feel free to use this data in your own projects. And certainly, if you have suggestions or corrections, please let me know.

The metadata stored includes:

  • Typeface name
  • Designer
  • Year Created
  • Designers
  • Wikipedia Link

NOTE: The database does not contain any sample images of the typeface.

Here is a screenshot of what it looks like. (click on the image to see a larger version)

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