I can’t believe the I haven’t seen these before. Designed by Rick Banks in 2008. They sell all over the world and look like they would make a great gift for a type fan.
Do you know your Helvetica from your Arial? If you do, you need to A) get out more and B) buy Type Trumps. Based on the classic game of one-upmanship, this über stylish deck of cards is aimed at all you font nerds, design hipsters and typeface freaks because it celebrates the joy of text.
As you’ve probably guessed, the idea is to compare the (irrationally ranked) attributes of various famous fonts. You know, things like legibility, cost of ownership and even special powers — which, in the case of Futura, is the fact that Stanley Kubrick was a fan.
Each card is written and styled in the relevant typeface so it
doubles up as a handy reference next time you’re designing your next masterpiece/wasting time typing party invites on Word