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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
    Arial
    Helvetica
  2. 2. And this?

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

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

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

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

  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."

    Gotham
    Avenir
    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
    Open Sans
    Comic Sans
    Apercu
  9. 9. The Guardian's old logo incorporated two fonts. What were they?

    Rex
    Times New Roman, Arial
    Garamond, Helvetica
    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
    Garamond
    Arial
    Verdana
  11. 11. What font is this?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    99designs.com
    Verdana
    Arial
    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
    Yahoo
    Digg
    BuzzFeed
  20. 20. In common with many other luxury brands, Giorgio Armani uses a modern serif font. Which one?

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

    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."
    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."

    Baskerville
    Rockwell
    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."

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

    Corona
    Garamond
    Bookman
    Century Old Style
    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".

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

The Geekiest Font Quiz You Will Ever Take

Ouch. That was a little embarrassing. If you were a font I'm sorry to say you would be Comic Sans.

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An effortlessly classy performance. If you were a font you would be Baskerville.

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Congratulations. That was inarguably impressive. If you were a font you would be Helvetica.

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