Title: Type Trumps Year: 2008 Size: 100 × 62 (mm) Cards: 34 Printing: Litho
Do you know your Helvetica from your Arial? If you do, you need to a) get out more and b) buy Type Trumps. 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, include the fact that Stanley Kubrick was a fan. Each card is written and uniquely styled in the relevant typeface, making the deck a riot of graphic design.
Type Trumps is a brilliant gift for anyone with even a passing interest in typography. They have sold all over the world from the Tate Modern and the V&A in London to MoMA in New York.