Saturday, 25 April 2015

My type | The Small Desk

My type

Does anyone else ever get lost in the internet? You look for one thing and by a process of many, many clicks you end up somewhere entirely different and completely irrelevant to what you had first intended to find. This is how you discover some of the most unique things on the internet and the things that stay with you.

Recently I found this neat little quiz by the branding agency, Pentagram. It is called What Type are You? It is a font geek's perfect quiz.

I took the quiz and found that I am 'Archer Hairline' (see font above). It is "emotional, understated, progressive, and disciplined."

They describe it as follows:

"Designed by Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones, archer hairline a modern typeface with a straight forward appearance, but one that has tiny outbreaks of elegance, and tiny dots of emotion only apparent on closer examination.

If you are someone who is outwardly composed but will occasionally run into the bathroom for a quick laugh or quiet cry before emerging to the world outwardly composed again then archer hairline is your type."

I am quite flattered by that description of my personality, plus it is true in a way; I try my very hardest to appear outwardly composed, especially at work!

Interestingly it is the second most common "type" in this quiz: meaning there are lots of people with the same attributes. Or more likely, this is the sort of personality font lovers have!

What type are you? Do you love fonts? What is your favourite? And more importantly... how do you feel about Comic Sans?

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