Famous People From The History of Type

Most graphic designers can identify a typeface just by looking at its descenders, counters and other critical elements that distinguish one for another. But, can we identify a creator of a font just by looking at them? If you think you can, then test your type knowledge with this quiz, created by German designer and author Ralf Herrmanne, with illustrations by Evilio Gómez. I am not going to fib, this was quite hard! But test your luck and comment with your scores :)

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Can You Guess The Painter?

In early April, I made the post Can You Guess The TV Show?, asking readers to guess some pretty iconic TV shows from three visual clues about each show—a poster series created by the wonderful folks at re:design. This month they created another series of awesome posters, this time with iconic painters. Take a look below and see how many you can guess…but don’t cheat by scrolling to the bottom for answers! How did you do? Comment away :) 

From top left to right: Andy Warhol, Johan Vermeer, Vincent van Gogh, Jacques-Louis David, Piet Mondrian, Frida Kahlo, René Magritte, Jackson Pollock,  Pablo Picasso, Mark Rothko, Paul Cézanne, Salvador Dali, Georgia O’Keeffe, Georges de La Tour, Roy Lichtenstein, Claude Monet, Rembrandt van Rijn, Jasper Johns, Damien Hirst, Henri Matisse, Edgar Degas, Marc Chagall, Gustave Courbet, Marcel Duchamp.

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The Eyes Have It

The Eyes Have It is a super fun game created by Yoni Alter, Sean Dekkers, and Patrick Wolleb. The premise of the game is to match the eyeballs of an animated cartoon character to their body. A body of a character will appear on the screen and you will have to guess which pair of eyes belongs to them. Try and guess all of the characters in the lowest time possible, and then brag about it via Twitter or Facebook. The game has three levels, so you can build up as you get better. You can also buy the prints of all of the eyeballs (one of the four available prints is pictured below) at The Eyes Have It Society6 Store. Have fun and comment with your best time!

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Top 3 Free iPhone/iPad Games for The Type Nerd

The premise of the game is pretty easy…click on all of the letters that have serifs and avoid hitting any of the letters that don’t. As you progress, more and more letters start appearing in the window, and you are only allowed a certain number of errors before you lose. The game has three different levels, so it’s fun for everyone!

This is a memory card game, based on famous fonts and typographers. There are four levels, which greatly vary in difficulty. The Schoolar level shows you both the letter and the name of the font to memorize, the Junior level only gives you the letter, the Senior level gives you a letter which you have to match to the name of the font, and the Art Director level makes you match a letter to its font creator.

This game is all about your knowledge of famous fonts. Once the game begins, the word Fontagious will be written in a font that you should recognize, either from a movie, band, show, or a brand. Your job is to guess that movie, band, show or brand, while the time is running down. If you can’t guess right away, a clue will appear instead of the word Fontagious in that same font to help you guess, then another clue, and then if you still havent guessed or guessed incorrectly, it moves on to the next word. Highly addicting—enjoy!

 Do you know any other fun font games? Comment away!

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