Typography is a crucial component of great designs involving text, so knowing as much as you can about it is an important step to becoming a great designer. This roundup of infographics will help you discover new and interesting things (as well as reinforce and reiterate stuff you already know) about typography.

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1. Bold & Justified: The Huge World of Typography Infographic

Did you know that Israel is the source of the most expensive typefaces? Or that Helvetica has 111 different styles? This information-dense infographic reveals a ton of interesting facts about typography.

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2. A Quick and Comprehensive Type Guide

This beginner’s guide to type shows you some popular font categories (like monospaced fonts and script fonts), the anotomy of a typeface, a few typography principles, and more.

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3. What’s Your Typeface?

This infographic starts by disambiguating the terms "typefaces" and "fonts", and then concludes with the top five most-used typefaces in graphic design, journalism, and academia.

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4. Timeline of 10 Famous Fonts Infographic

This infographic shows you the year in which 10 popular fonts were created, along with some popular logos that use each of the featured fonts.

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5. Choosing a Web-Safe Font for Your Website

Because using web fonts is now a widely supported technique for displaying any font on your website (as long as you’re allowed to use the font), limiting your web designs to only using web-safe fonts isn’t necessary. But if you need to use web-safe fonts for some reason, this flowchart infographic will help you pick one.

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6. What are the Origins of the World’s Most Important Typefaces?

This infographic contains a timeline of when the most important typefaces in history were created and includes the designer, country of origin, and historical significance of each typeface.

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7. So You Need a Typeface

This is really a flowchart and cheat sheet with graphic designer Julian Hansen’s suggestions on how to pick a font for a design project, but it does embody the essence of what an infographic is: to present useful information in a visual way.

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8. A History of Western Typefaces Infographic

In this infographic, you’ll see a timeline of important milestones in the evolution of typefaces along with some trivial information (such as the fact that the film poster of the movie The Social Network uses Futura).

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9. Top 10 Fonts Web Designers Love Infographic

This infographic presents data gathered from a survey of 34 designers, so it’s no surprise that Myriad Pro — the default font of Adobe Creative Suite software like Photoshop and Illustrator — is the top most favorite "free" font.

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10. A Brief Introduction to Typography

Because of the title of this infographic, you might get the impression that its content is for beginners. But this infographic goes as deeply as illustrating how the Frutiger Numbering System works and the anatomy of glyphs.

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Author:

Jacob Gube is the co-founder and a managing editor of Design Instruct. He's a web developer, and also the owner of Six Revisions. Follow Jacob on Twitter: @sixrevisions