“There are now about as many different varieties of letters as there are different kinds of fools,” said the early 20th Century designer and writer Eric Gill. I’m one of them. Two, fun, font games test the fool in you.
The first is “Font, coffee or baby name.” I was five for five (I think). I’ll reveal answers and score later.
The second, The Rather Difficult Font Game, is for those fools who think they know the difference between Goudy, Gaudi and gaudy. Not a good test for MySpace designers, but my 24-out-of-34 was disappointing, too.
All of which recalls the priceless zefrank video send-up, “I knows me some ugly.”
Dale is co-founder emeritus of We Media.