Saturday, January 9, 2010

What Type(face) Are You?


This morning's email brought a delightful little 'test' from my super artist friend, Julie. Basically it is a very fun, interactive test that pairs your answers to four simple questions, to a a typeface. It takes very little time and is a lot of fun. I would love it, if you are so inclined, if you would take the test and leave me a note telling me what your type is ! Thanks Julie for a fun way to begin a Saturday morning!

 hotlink to test: Type face test





What Type Are You?


Since 1974, the design studio Pentagram has come up with a special way to usher in the holiday season, sending a select group of friends, colleagues and clients small booklets with an emphasis on strong graphic design rather that pat holiday greetings. But we kinda think they outdid themselves with 2009’s edition, the charming and incredibly well-executed and interactive What Type Are You? Typeface, that is!

After entering your name and password—happily, we are allowed to reveal here that it is “character”—turn your speakers, as directed, up. A nattily dressed man, seen only from the neck down, goes into therapy mode, speaking in what we’re imagining is a Freud-like accent. He’ll ask you four simple questions, pausing and fidgeting impatiently if you take too long, and will reveal your own individual “type.” There are 16 different possibilities (from Archer Hairline to Universal), and you’ll receive a short and fascinating history lesson on the specified font. Talk about a gift that keeps giving...

9 comments:

phonelady said...

hi I tried but it would not let me in without a password sorry i did try cause i thought it would be fun .

deanna7trees said...

Very fun and interesting. I am a 'Van Doesburg' typeface.

Jeannie said...

The test was fun and the moderator was too funny! I was deemed Plastica. What type were you. Have a great weekend.

phonelady said...

okay the test says that I am pistilli roman . so there you have it folks .

Joyce said...

I took the test and my type is Universal. Who knew!

ANNA said...

Hi this looked fun but it would not take a password! so got nowhere execpt the man swiveling on his chair!!

s figal said...

I am "new alphabet," a dutch font that is beautiful (especially printed on heavy watercolor paper) and illegible. I will research it further...

I very much enjoy your blog, by the way...

regards,
sara

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Fibreartist said...

Hi marie, I am Cooper Black Italic! Wow, when I draw letters, that is basically what I draw, who knew!

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