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The Geekiest Font Quiz You Will Ever Take

Designers, time to test your typeface knowledge.

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  1. 1. We'll kick off with some easy ones. What font is this?

    Via commons.wikimedia.org
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    Arial
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    Helvetica
  2. 2. And this?

    Via webdesignerdepot.com
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    Helvetica
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    Arial
  3. 3. And this?

    webdesignerdepot.com
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    Arial
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    Helvetica
  4. 4. OK, a bit trickier now. What font is this closely modelled on?

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    Neo Sans
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    Klavika
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    Verdana
  5. 5. Which of these is NOT Helvetica?

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  6. 6. One of these logos uses Futura. Which one?

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  7. 7. The following sentence is from a 2013 article about popular web fonts. Which font does it refer to?

    "A hugely-popular typeface designed by Mark Simonson. It is often described as a hybrid of Futura and Akzidenz Grotesk, combining a geometric appearance with modern proportions. In my opinion, [its] use on the web is so ubiquitous that it is starting to feel a little overused."

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    Gotham
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    Avenir
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    Proxima Nova
  8. 8. Name this logo, which was commissioned by Google and is used in many of its web pages and advertisements.

    Via 1001fonts.com
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    Open Sans
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    Comic Sans
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    Apercu
  9. 9. The Guardian's old logo incorporated two fonts. What were they?

    Rex
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    Times New Roman, Arial
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    Garamond, Helvetica
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    Helvetica, Gotham
  10. 10. In March 2014, a teenager claimed the US government could save $370 million per year by switching from Times New Roman to which font, pictured below?

    Via en.wikipedia.org
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    Garamond
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    Arial
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    Verdana
  11. 11. What font is this?

    Via designroom.com
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    Centurion
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    Verdana
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    Tungsten
  12. 12. The two fonts used here?

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    Helvetica Bold, Bundy
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    Garamond, Times New Roman
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    Arial, Futura
  13. 13. Which movie franchise is this font associated with?

    Via dafont.com
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    "Back to the Future"
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    "Die Hard"
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    "Transformers"
  14. 14. Which classic TV show uses this font?

    Via dafont.com
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    "True Blood"
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    "The Sopranos"
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    "Twin Peaks"
  15. 15. Which company uses this font?

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    NASA
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    Microsoft
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    Disney
  16. 16. Recognise this font from anywhere?

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    FedEx
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    The "Star Wars" franchise
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    "Futurama"
  17. 17. Name this font.

    linchpinseo.com
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    Frutiger
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    Courier
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    Century
  18. 18. PayPal's logo uses a very slightly modified version of which popular font?

    99designs.com
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    Verdana
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    Arial
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    Times New Roman
  19. 19. This company's logo has been rewritten using a font, Pico y, normally associated with which rival web company?

    imjustcreative.com
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    Yahoo
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    Digg
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    BuzzFeed
  20. 20. In common with many other luxury brands, Giorgio Armani uses a modern serif font. Which one?

    Via 99designs.com
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    Didot LT
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    Modern No 20
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    Bodoni
  21. 21. Name this font.

    Via idsgn.org

    One of the first examples of a slab serif typeface, released in 1845. According to Know Your Typeface: "Notable as one of the last new developments in nineteenth century typography, the letterforms represented a significant change from the slab-serif Antiques and Egyptians that were so popular in that time."

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    Baskerville
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    Rockwell
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    Clarendon
  22. 22. From a recent Guardian article. Referring to which font?

    "It was developed in 1956 by Max Miedinger and Eduard Hoffman, very much in sympathy with the new Swiss Style – which treated graphic design almost as a postwar utopian mission. Just as modernist architecture stripped away superfluous building ornamentation, so the new Swiss typography snipped off the frivolous serifs – relics from an older era of print technology, namely stone carving."

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    Garamond
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    Helvetica
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    Futura
  23. 23. One of these fonts is sans-serif. Which one?

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    Corona
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    Garamond
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    Bookman
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    Century Old Style
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    Arial
  24. 24. Released in 1994 by Microsoft Corporation, which font was described by its creator, Vincent Connare, as "the best joke I ever told".

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    Wingdings
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    Times New Roman
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    Comic Sans
  25. 25. And finally... Should you ever use Comic Sans?

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