Saturday, February 27, 2010

|shoot Comic Sans|

Rusty on font identification? Two years after my first—and only—course in typography, I know I am. Enter Deep Font Challenge.

This online game quickly quizzes your ability to distinguish telltale font characteristics based on single letterforms, a difficult but noble pursuit. Basically, you are commanded to either shoot or not shoot a specific font before running out of time. I had never seen and/or heard of some the candidates in this game, but I suppose that is to be expected. What really threw me for a loop was when I first received the order, "Don't shoot Comic Sans," a highly counterintuitive suggestion, in my opinion.

Do you have what it takes to master the fonts?

-J. Gibb

P.S. :-O>>> Thanks to Stephanie Ward for passing this site on to me!