>>> Type ID Pop Quiz V2.4 - Entry Level

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This is how it works:

  • A couple of words are published in the Type ID Pop Quiz, possibly -- but not necessarily -- providing a hint.
  • Try to identify the typeface. To win, you need to e-mail me the correct name of the typeface and its designer. Do not reply in the thread itself to allow other enthusiasts to participate.
  • Show off your knowledge by casually mentioning additional trivia, like who designed it, when and by whom was it (first) published, and other cool stuff to impress your fellow Typophiles with.
  • Every Monday a new challenge will be posted by the first person to e-mail me the correct answer. The sample should be two lines of centered text (minimum 36 pt), black on white background, presented in a 480 x 160 pixel rectangle, including a R204G000B00 1 pixel border.
  • The person who posts a challenge can't win the next game.

In case of any disputes, I will act as judge, jury and avenging angel of wrath.

If you think this is too easy, maybe try the Intermediary Level Type ID Pop Quiz or Expert Level Type ID Pop Quiz.

Good luck everyone, and have fun. ;^)

With respectful thanks to the originator of this utterly useless but highly entertaining waste of time, the often imitated but never duplicated Cheshire Dave.

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Continued from here.

Time to reboot the Type ID Pop Quiz - Entry Level. New challenge, new rule. What doesn't change, is that you don't reply within the thread, but e-mail me the solution through my profile. What changes is that the first one to send me the correct answer has until next Monday to prepare a new challenge.

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And the first correct answer comes from Robert Farrelly, who now only has one goal in life -- preparing the next challenge for next Monday! ;^)

Don't forget this is an entry level quiz, Robbie, so don't pick a too obscure face. And preferably incorporate a hidden hint in the words or sentence used for the sample.

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Correct answers so far:

Robert Farrelly | Seán Mongey

robbiefa's picture

no spoon... just got that...

all about seb's picture

I might not see the answer for the spoons, but could you reveal the typeface's name?

Ahhh, i see the reference now.

Bald Condensed's picture

Oops, looks like this contest is getting out of control. I had originally planned to have each challenge last one week, because these are going to be found far too easily by some, and then the true beginners have no time to participate... :^/

Can we hold off from the new challenge for a little while and keep the current one going a little longer?

robbiefa's picture

I'm sorry I got ahead of myself, sorry Yves!

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No problem! I'm glad there's so much enthusiasm about the rebooted Entry Level Quiz! :^D

I will erase your comment with the new challenge, so you'll just need to repost it next Monday.

If on the other hand the majority feels this should also be a fast-paced quiz, just tell me and we'll forget about the time restriction. I certainly wouldn't want to make the same mistakes Spongebob Squarepants made. Now that's a lousy reference. ;^)

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Another correct answer by:

Katelynn Martin

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Hi Robbie, it's Monday, so could you please give us the correct answer and also tell us what the spoon reference meant? :^)

robbiefa's picture

The correct answer is Matrix II by Zuzana Licko there is a really nice article right here!

Ok my go!

I'm going to keep this nice and simple!

tearsforsappho's picture

You know, I was just thinking to myself this morning that I see entirely too much of this font. Haha.

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And the first correct answer comes from Naoise Ó Conchubhair, he of the wondrous name and love for seventies hype type! ;^)

I expect you to post a new challenge next Wednesday (August 4) Don’t pick a too obscure face, and try to incorporate a hidden hint in the words or sentence used for the sample. BTW Robbie, you still didn't tell us what the "no spoon" reference was in the first challenge.

naoiseo's picture

The answer to last weeks question was ITC Souvenir.

A few interesting facts about Souvenir : It was originally designed as a single-weight typeface, by Morris Fuller Benton in 1914, it was redrawn in 1972 by Ed Benguiat to include the different weights and italics shown in Robs sample above. This was Benguiat's first project for the International Typeface Corporation (ITC) which he had helped to set up. According to Elisa Halperin at The Art Directors Club Souvenir became lTC's best selling typeface and goes on to call it "the face everybody loves to hate".

Now my turn. There is a bit of a hint in the sample text I've written if you care to do some googling. The sample shows the Regular and Bold weights of this typeface, there is also an Italic available. Good luck!

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Hey, nice one, and perfectly on time! Thanks Naoise. ;^)

BTW Does everyone know about my other quiz over at Unzipped? Get over there and e-mail me the correct answer! Like, right now! :^D

naoiseo's picture

A clue perhaps. This font was designed in Argentina and the Taoiseach is a politician, the head of state of Ireland.

robbiefa's picture

I think I should try keep this going… I think its a good way to show some nice typefaces that can be fairly easily identified! I hope Yves doesn't mind me answering Naoise's last typeface which was Politica Designed by Alejandro Paul

So here's another one… again there is a small clue within the post! If you know the answer please feel free to email me and also of course Yves.

Maxx-W's picture

A transgendered font... hmm...

John Lyttle's picture

oops... I posted when I should have emailed

loveumore31's picture

hi, nice day all ;)

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