The Geekiest Font Quiz You Will Ever Take

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


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      Arial

       


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      Helvetica

       

  2. 2. And this?


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      Helvetica

       


    2.  

       

      Arial

       

  3. 3. And this?


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      Arial

       


    2.  

       

      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

       


    3.  

       

      Proxima Nova

       

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


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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?


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      Garamond

       


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      Arial

       


    3.  

       

      Verdana

       

  11. 11. What font is this?


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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?


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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?


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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

       


    3.  

       

      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.


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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?


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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?


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      Yahoo

       


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      Digg

       


    3.  

       

      BuzzFeed

       

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


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      Didot LT

       


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      Modern No 20

       


    3.  

       

      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.”


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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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