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John, you realize that your vacationing is now limited to delicately-timed daytrips to Vancouver Island. hhp
Ahem. 17. The quizmaster (me, again) reserves the right to disappear for extended periods of time to undisclosed locations and may not be required to reveal his whereabouts during this time or upon his return. During such times, general anarchy may reign on this thread, which should be understood as a salutary opportunity to execerise individual and collective responsibility. New rules may be invented during this time by any participant, and may enter into force by majority vote or popular acclaim. The quizmaster (you know who) reserves the right to overturn such rules on his return, but has enough faith in the anarchist project to hope that this will be unnecessary. Dancing is, of course, permitted.
Rodolfo, are you sure it's 19th century, and not late 18th? hhp
[Sorry, I've been having trouble with my phone lines and was unable to get online] >The answer is Zocalo. Hmm. I don't have the time or patience to download your source, but I asked Cyrus last Friday and he said: "What a strange discussion. Anyway, it has always been called Universal. It was commisioned by them." -- K.
> "it has always been called Universal." That's strange. I guess just ask him why it says "The font Universal was originally known as Zocalo. Zocalo
16. There are no bonus points awarded for correctly answering two or more questions in a row, [..] the honour is reward enough. Then the quizmaster should create a Type Quiz Hall of Fame, where people would be inducted after a certain number of correct answers. This will also give them the right to sport a Type Quiz Hall of Fame badge, perhaps in the form of an icon included into their typophile pic. ;) If you're anal, you'll create a "tiered" hall of fame, with different levels of "honour". ;) Rodolfo, are you sure it's 19th century, and not late 18th? 19th. Well, I realize that this is difficult - the connection to typographic mainstream, apart from the legibility research, is tenuous. Tips, tips, tips: the gentleman in question was financed in his endeavours by a lovely lady, the daughter of a famous poet, who for his part died far from home, in a country for which independence he had fought. If no one gets it now, I'll post an easy one (I won't be able to stay online all the time!).
Charles Babbage. His "Analytical Engine" was the precursor of modern computing. The lovely lady would be Ada Byron, also known as Lady Lovelace, daughter of Lord Byron.
Brilliant, Santi! Go ahead, it's your turn. I'll see you in that hall of fame one of these days. References. For Babbage''s legibility research: Herbert Spencer, The visible word; for Babbage, Lady Ada, and the Analytical Engine, there are zillions of references - to keep it close to design, I recommend Charles and Ray Eames, A computer perspective.
I'll have a really hard time thinking of a question. You guys know way, way more than me.
Adriano, great catch! Rodolfo, great question... Ada is always in my mind, but I never made the connection from Babbage to legibility (even though I've read Spencer's wonderful work). > it's your turn Technically, not for another hour. > You guys know way, way more than me. Apparently not! :-) hhp
Well, I tried to think of something hard, but I am not nearly as well-read and informed as most of you guys are (I'm really a type newbie), so even a question that would be hard for me is a piece of cake for you all... I'm sure this will be cracked in a matter of minutes One of Emigre's most recent releases is a serifed face based on the designs of a 16th century French punchcutter. Who is he, what's the font called and who designed it?
tribute, designed by frank heine, based on renaissance antiqua by, i think, francis guyot.
i meant fran
Yes, that's correct.
so i guess i should wait an hour, not just to obey the rules, but because i don't have a decent question ready. i reckon i'm in the "over-my-head" category.
tribute, designed by frank heine, based on renaissance antiqua by, i think, francis guyot. When I first saw the images of Tribute at the Emigre site - and perhaps influenced by Bill Troop's invectives at the now deleted thread at typographi.ca - I thought that Tribute was really a sort of unusable freak. But when I saw it in print in the Emigre booklet (which I received only recently) I began to quite like it. It's a charming face. Just "call it what it is". ;)
what? emigre publishing an unusable freak? actually, that's what i thought the first time i saw a lot of emigre's stuff. but i've since decided on "very distinctive" rather than unusable. isn't that a little nicer?
alright. name the type designer whose font appeared in an ad (name the company the ad was for while you're at it) in which another of the designer's work was featured. that makes no sense. there was an ad. it used a font. the font was designed by someone. in the ad, something in the background also pertains to something the font designer designed for. get it? name the type designer and the company the ad was for. what a stupid question.
i'm going to take a shower. after that i'm going to sleep. so hurry up.
hint 1: baja chicago oh yeah, name the face too.
hint 2: the ad is typographically related to certain nike ads (probably because they were done by the same ad agency. gotta get the most out of the license, right?).
is this question too dumb or am i being too vague? hint 3: motor vehicle transportation
I suppose the ad you're talking about was not published worldwide, so you'd have to at least vaguely indicate its geographical abrangence... Maybe the kind of media where it appeared too?
David Carson riding a Vespa? hhp
I can't believe I figured this out: It's Rick Valicenti and chester's Infinity, used for both Nike Shox and Subaru Baja.
wicked. i thought maybe i was being too mysterious.
OK, here's a little wordplay for y'all: what typeface is suggested by the clue "very Tschichold"?
Talk about being on a different wavelength... :-) hhp
could it be Trajan? ("tra" from "tres: meaning "very"; and "jan" as the first name of Tishichold
Yes, you are being too vague. Right now all I'm hearing is: "what's the font used in an auto ad and who designed it". Maybe something more specific about the ad or the significance of the designer/font/product.