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October 12, 2009 – Free Collection Of Fonts And Typefaces

Typedia is a community website to classify typefaces and educate people about them. Think of it like a mix between IMDb and Wikipedia, but just for type. Anyone can join, add, and edit pages for typefaces or for the people behind the type. They love type, and have a burning desire to learn as much as possible about typefaces: where they come from, who made them, and why they look the way they do.

They want everyone to be able to share in that rich knowledge and enjoy the art and artists of type design. Over time, they think Typedia could grow into a great educational resource for people to learn about their favorite typefaces and discover new ones.

This service was created by Jason Santa Maria, Mark Simonson, Liz Danzico, Dan Mall, Mark Huot, Brian Warren, Ethan Marcotte, Stephen Coles, Ryan Masuga, Aaron Gustafson, Garrett Murray, and John Langdon. With assistance from: Khoi Vinh, Shaun Inman, Kristin Dooley, Grant Hutchinson, Ryan Irelan, and Dan Cederholm.

You can easily add a page for a typeface, designer, or foundry by just following the steps i.e. Go to the Add section and select the appropriate tab for the listing you want to enter (“Add a Typeface” for a typeface or “Add a Type Designer, Foundry, etc.” for anything else). The only required field is the name of your listing, but take a shot at filling in anything else you know. Any information you enter can be added to or updated by you or any other Typedia member to help fill out the listing.

Methods for typeface classification are often diverse and less than precise. They don’t aim to provide the definitive classification system, just a workable one within the confines of this site, and one that can evolve over time. Classification is just one piece of this very big typographic pie, but they are always open to discussing and adapting the way classification works here.


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