+Quiz: What do you know about typography?Do you know your Times New Roman from your Caslon Pro? Can you spot helvetica fro...
+    Question 1    What kind of font is Times New Roman -    serif or sans serif?       Serif       Sans-serif
+    Question 1    Correct!    It is of course a serif font.    Times New Roman was commissioned by The Times newspaper   ...
+    Question 1    Incorrect!    Sorry! You got it wrong.    Times New Roman is a Serif font not a sans-serif.    It was d...
+    Question 2    True or false? The creator of the    Baskerville typeface, John Baskerville was    actually illiterate....
+    Question 2    Correct!    John Baskerville was indeed illiterate.    Although unable to read and write he became inte...
+    Question 2    Incorrect!    Sorry! You got it wrong.    John Baskerville was indeed illiterate.    Although unable to...
+    Question 3    What is the most overused font in the    world?       Arial                   Comic Sans       Cambr...
+    Question 3    Incorrect!    Sorry! You got it wrong.    Click here to try again!
+    Question 3    Correct!    Helvetica is the most overused font in the world. It‟s on almost    everything and there‟s ...
+    Question 4    True or false? The British typographer, Eric    Gill, creator of Gill Sans was known to    have sexual ...
+    Question 4    Correct!    Eric Gill did have sexual relations with both his pet dog and his    two daughters.    Gill...
+    Question 4    Incorrect!    Eric Gill did have sexual relations with both his pet dog and his    two daughters.    Gi...
+    Question 5    True or false? Comic Sans was originally    designed for use in comic books       True       False
+    Question 5    Correct!    Although Comic Sans was modeled on the fonts of comic books it    was never intended to be ...
+    Question 5    Incorrect!    Although Comic Sans was modeled on the fonts of comic books it    was never intended to b...
+    Question 6    What font did Barack Obama use in his    2008 Presidential campaign?       Arial             Gotham  ...
+    Question 6    Correct!    It is, of course, Gotham. Many observers say that Obama‟s font    choice was an important f...
+    Question 6    Incorrect!    Sorry! That‟s not it!    Click here to try again.
+    Question 7    What font do EasyJet use for their    branding?       Garamond           Futura       Cooper Black  ...
+    Question 7    Correct!    EasyJet is branded in Cooper Black.    Cooper Black was originally designed by Oswald Bruce...
+    Question 7    Incorrect!    Sorry! That‟s not it!    Click here to try again.
+    Question 8    What famous underground rail system is    signposted in Johnston Sans?       The Paris Metro          ...
+    Question 8    Correct!    It‟s The London Underground!    Johnston Sans was created by Edward    Johnston, know as “t...
+    Question 8    Incorrect!    Sorry! That‟s not it!    Click here to try again.
+    Question 9    What famously bad font did James    Cameron and his team choose to subtitle    the 2009 blockbuster Ava...
+    Question 9    Correct!    Avatar was subtitled in Papyrus. Many critics deemed this a lazy    choice or perhaps a way...
+    Question 9    Incorrect!    Sorry! That‟s not it!    Click here to try again.
+    Question 10    What is the name of the character made up    of a question mark and exclamation mark    joined at the ...
+    Question 10    Correct!    It‟s called an interrobang! The character was invented in the    1960s by a New York ad ex...
+    Question 10    Incorrect!    Sorry! That‟s not it!    Click here to try again.
+    Congratulations!    You have completed the quiz!    How much did you know about typography? Hopefully you know    a l...
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  1. 1. +Quiz: What do you know about typography?Do you know your Times New Roman from your Caslon Pro? Can you spot helvetica from a mile away?Do you know the story behind comic sans and can you tell exactly what font is on that packet of crispsyou just bought? This is a short quiz to find out just how much you know about typography. >>Take the quiz! <<
  2. 2. + Question 1 What kind of font is Times New Roman - serif or sans serif?  Serif  Sans-serif
  3. 3. + Question 1 Correct! It is of course a serif font. Times New Roman was commissioned by The Times newspaper in 1931 and was designed by Cameron S. Latham for Monotype. Next Question>>
  4. 4. + Question 1 Incorrect! Sorry! You got it wrong. Times New Roman is a Serif font not a sans-serif. It was designed by Cameron S. Latham for Monotype in 1931 for The Times Newspaper. Next Question>>
  5. 5. + Question 2 True or false? The creator of the Baskerville typeface, John Baskerville was actually illiterate.  True  False
  6. 6. + Question 2 Correct! John Baskerville was indeed illiterate. Although unable to read and write he became interested in calligraphy. He practiced handwriting and inscription, the effect of which can be seen in his fonts. Next Question>>
  7. 7. + Question 2 Incorrect! Sorry! You got it wrong. John Baskerville was indeed illiterate. Although unable to read and write he became interested in calligraphy. He practiced handwriting and inscription, the effect of which can be seen in his fonts. Next Question>>
  8. 8. + Question 3 What is the most overused font in the world?  Arial  Comic Sans  Cambria  Helvetica
  9. 9. + Question 3 Incorrect! Sorry! You got it wrong. Click here to try again!
  10. 10. + Question 3 Correct! Helvetica is the most overused font in the world. It‟s on almost everything and there‟s even a movie about it! An online questionnaire of over 100 designers showed that they thought Helvetica was the most highly visible font in the world. Next Question>>
  11. 11. + Question 4 True or false? The British typographer, Eric Gill, creator of Gill Sans was known to have sexual relations with both his daughters and his dog.  True  False
  12. 12. + Question 4 Correct! Eric Gill did have sexual relations with both his pet dog and his two daughters. Gill was known, not only for his abilities in type design but also for a great deal of promiscuous behaviour. Next Question>>
  13. 13. + Question 4 Incorrect! Eric Gill did have sexual relations with both his pet dog and his two daughters. Gill was known, not only for his abilities in type design but also for a great deal of promiscuous behaviour. Next Question>>
  14. 14. + Question 5 True or false? Comic Sans was originally designed for use in comic books  True  False
  15. 15. + Question 5 Correct! Although Comic Sans was modeled on the fonts of comic books it was never intended to be used in them. The font was designed by Vincent Connare for use in Microsoft Bob, a user friendly, graphic interface for Windows computers released in the 90s. Next Question>>
  16. 16. + Question 5 Incorrect! Although Comic Sans was modeled on the fonts of comic books it was never intended to be used in them. The font was designed by Vincent Connare for use in Microsoft Bob, a user friendly, graphic interface for Windows computers released in the 90s. Next Question>>
  17. 17. + Question 6 What font did Barack Obama use in his 2008 Presidential campaign?  Arial  Gotham  Cooper Black  Didot
  18. 18. + Question 6 Correct! It is, of course, Gotham. Many observers say that Obama‟s font choice was an important factor in his winning the election. Gotham was originally commissioned by GQ magazine and was designed by Tobias Frere-Jones in 2000. Next Question>>
  19. 19. + Question 6 Incorrect! Sorry! That‟s not it! Click here to try again.
  20. 20. + Question 7 What font do EasyJet use for their branding?  Garamond  Futura  Cooper Black  Caslon Pro
  21. 21. + Question 7 Correct! EasyJet is branded in Cooper Black. Cooper Black was originally designed by Oswald Bruce Cooper in 1921 and has been famously used on the cover of the Beach Boys album, „Pet Sounds‟ and in the credits for Dad‟s Army. Next Question>>
  22. 22. + Question 7 Incorrect! Sorry! That‟s not it! Click here to try again.
  23. 23. + Question 8 What famous underground rail system is signposted in Johnston Sans?  The Paris Metro  The Stockholm Metro  The London Underground  The Berlin U-Bahn
  24. 24. + Question 8 Correct! It‟s The London Underground! Johnston Sans was created by Edward Johnston, know as “the man who signed London.” He inspired many other typographers, most notably, Eric Gill, the creator of Gill Sans. Next Question>>
  25. 25. + Question 8 Incorrect! Sorry! That‟s not it! Click here to try again.
  26. 26. + Question 9 What famously bad font did James Cameron and his team choose to subtitle the 2009 blockbuster Avatar?  Comic Sans  Curlz MT  Papyrus  Brush Script
  27. 27. + Question 9 Correct! Avatar was subtitled in Papyrus. Many critics deemed this a lazy choice or perhaps a way to recoup some of the money spent on the massive 3D visuals. The font was designed by Chris Costello for Letraset in 1983. Next Question>>
  28. 28. + Question 9 Incorrect! Sorry! That‟s not it! Click here to try again.
  29. 29. + Question 10 What is the name of the character made up of a question mark and exclamation mark joined at the base?  The exclamaquest  The interrobang  The questiomation mark  The quizding
  30. 30. + Question 10 Correct! It‟s called an interrobang! The character was invented in the 1960s by a New York ad executive called Martin Spekter. Spekter was looking for a way to express astonishment in advertising without using the !?. Continue>>
  31. 31. + Question 10 Incorrect! Sorry! That‟s not it! Click here to try again.
  32. 32. + Congratulations! You have completed the quiz! How much did you know about typography? Hopefully you know a little more now. Thanks! www.typenut.co.uk

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