Weekly Combo: Type Matrix No. 1:

page from U&lc

In 1992, the famous periodical U&lc was past its prime. It did, however, create an intriguing tool for matching typefaces, known as the type matrix. I’ve highlighted this source on my resources page. The type matrix compared display text and body text and indicated a 1 (Combine at Will), 2 (Not a Conservative Choice), or 3 (Think Again) to indicate which pairs were most compatible. For the next few weeks, I’ll pick a few of the combinations and analyze them. I’m also working on a new version of the chart with some contemporary typefaces. Not sure when that will be completed, but look for it this summer.

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