Quiz: What font are you? | How About Orange

June 08, 2007

Quiz: What font are you?

Here you can take a quiz to find out what font you are. Since this is absolutely a burning question that's haunted me over the years, I had to know. The result: "Arial - You're pretty normal. That's certainly not a bad thing, as a lot of people like you." WHAT?!? In other words, "You're bland. You're dull. You're completely boring and your friends have to prop their eyelids open with toothpicks to stay awake whenever they're around you." Humph. Stupid quiz.

50 comments:

Persephone said...

I'm Arial too - this is an outrage! Though I'm slightly relieved, for some reason, that I'm sans serif.

lichysamtz said...

i'm an arial too.... well.. as persephone said.. at least i'm not a times.. : )

minecreations said...

i'm arial too!!! i think this thing is rigged. certainly a time-waster!

Sarah said...

Hmm... another Arial, maybe they're talking about a very standard set of fonts, aka, only Arial.

Jessie said...

I was an Arial too. I think there's a conspiracy. If I'm normal, at least I'd want to be Helvetica normal!

emily said...

This is a question I've often pondered as well... but I have to think that this test is rigged. I am the 6th to comment and the 6th arial! I agree with Jessie, we could at least be Helvetica-normal!
Let's rewrite the quiz... ;)

Jane said...

I too am arial. However, I look at it like a clean classic. Like crisp navy blue.

elizabethdee said...

it seems to me that whoever wrote this quiz does not know very much about fonts -- at least not nearly as much as you do. probably Arial is the most design-forward font the quizmaker knows.
and i'm not taking the quiz. i'd probably end up as courier or something even worse.

katastrophik said...

I'm Arial also! This thing is fixed!

Tasha said...

Arial here, too! The results page says that 50% of takers got this result. However, by playing with different answers, I got Wingdings and Fixedsys as results. This person knows nothing about fonts -- I am some handwriting-esque font, for sure!

Matt said...

I can agree that I am San Serif. But definitely NOT Arial.

I think Futura Light would be more accurate.

Lynn said...

Well I guess I'm the only non-arial.. I'm Lucida. "
Lucida Calligraphy - You tend towards the arts. You tend to stand out in a crowd and have your own style. Be careful not to be too aloof, however." Funny, for the graphic it's spelled "Lucinda". 15% of people get this result.

Becky said...

I am devastated because I was comic sans :( I feel that I have failed as a designer.

Anonymous said...

Oh, dear.... I'm "Fixedsys - You are the person people go to when they are having trouble with their computer. Geeky but reliable."

Too true!! But don't tell anybody!!! LOL!

YBF/GN

SteamyKitchen said...

I'm fixedsys, a crappy digital font. think DOS computer, green screens and pong.

I want a re-count!!!

emily said...

It's you and me, Lynn... I was Lucida Calligraphy, too.

Um, Jess - Arial is the ONLY acceptable font in the list... seriously, you lucked out!

And why is Comic Sans even on there?!?!? oh, wait... why does Comic Sans EXIST, is the better question.

Jess said...

Wow, I've never even heard of FixedSys. And Becky! I'm sooooo sorry! That's terrible news.

This is the worst quiz ever. It could be interesting if it were done right, though, with a nice diverse range of well-designed fonts. Okay. Who knows how to program a quiz?

Amber Yount said...

I'm Lucinda! I've never even used that font :P

Kory said...

Comic Sans - How could this be so?!?

pest blogger said...

Yeah, I'm a fixedsys.

yay for pong!

shintia said...

i'm lucinda, interesting.. btw thank you Jess (info about paint marker)..your blog is awesome..

miss.supafly said...

I'm fixedys too, boo -- but I think I would've cried if I'd been comic sans... :)

Bela said...

I'm Lucida (love that font). If one's going to create a website talking about fonts one should really know how to spell their names, shouldn't one?

Beth Howard said...

Uggg. I turned out Lucida!! I never in 8 years of designing have ever even been TEMPTED to use Lucida! It said because I was "arty". What. EVER. No arty person worth their salt would use LUCIDA. (no offense to those who like it, I just don't)

Beth said...

I'm Lucida Calligraphy too. Do you think this test only has standard system (kind of ugly) fonts? Shouldn't an artsy person be something like bauhaus? Fun quiz though. Thanks!

Carlene said...

Another Arial. Ack. I'm just going to go ahead and pick my own.

I am definitely Gill Sans. Gill Sans on a casual day, Garamond when I'm feeling more formal.

:)

Jessica said...

Dear lord. I'm Times New Roman. "You can come off slightly stodgy. You are often found in intellectual circles, but the average person finds you boring." BORING? Oh, I know. It's b/c I chose "vanilla" as my fave flavor. But darn it, I LOVE vanilla! hmph.

mary ellen said...

fixedsys?! that is so not me. well....maybe.

leendaluu said...

Happy to be a Lucinda! Finally, I've left the middle and become one of the edges. This made my Sunday (so you know how desperate my life is now...it's all out in the open). Sigh.

Monkey said...

I'm Lucida Calligraphy too.

Lucy said...

Lucida Calligraphy - I guess I am 15% as well.

Tizzy said...

Lucinda here! Phew.

Zann said...

Sorry guys. . . I was Lucinda. But don't let the Arial thing freak you -- in my opinion, the questions were very skewed & the font choices were unimaginative -- something I'm sure all of you are NOT. So, I hereby declare you all
BernardFashions or BernardMods. Now go be creative divas!

JanelleGee said...

Lucida. :\

Rebekah said...

I am Lucinda. The funny thing it that is my favorite font. hehe.

Terri C said...

I am a Lucinda, and guess what I love the font. I have used it before. This quiz made me laugh!
Thanks!

maryse said...

i'm comic sans. i'm not a designer but i have an idea from some of the comments that being comic sans is not a good thing.

vineeta said...

This is what happens when a non-designer-art-person decides to formulate a quiz on which he/she is clueless- im Lucinda like someothers here- the description is ok, the font IS NOT. Lucinda for heavens sake! Its a font created to grace sorrily designed greeting cards with roses on them- oh god. im sure there r lots of ppl who like cards, roses and the font. but i dont. sorry. but i cant resist quizzes- i once took a quiz that said i was an exe file extension- i obsessively took it till i became a dll file. so.

kate said...

Wow. I am Fixedys also. Must be because I said I'm usually at my computer on Friday nights. Sheesh. :)

bnrcoc said...

can I be Univers instead of Arial. Please! It's a similar font, but it has a great family and every member is unique.

Most of all I'm just glad I wasn't comic sans.

Indécise said...

I'm sorry, but you're so not allowed to complain if your result is not Time. Shit, I really hate Time. OK, I admit, I may be a little bit boring...but not THAT boring! Well, I will certainly not let a 5 questions quiz tell me what font I am, so I choose Gill Sans.

Kathleen Rietz said...

Okay, this was such a non-inspired quiz created by a non-creative type person. You can tell by the fonts they chose. I am a Lucida Calligraphy....I am sorry, but Lucida is NOT artsy. It is a "safe" font used on uninsipred Sympathy cards from the dollar store. That is so not me! Phooey! : P

Anonymous said...

I'm proud to be an Arial!

Kyle Lynn said...

this quiz is stupid. I am arial too and do not think of my self as normal or the same as 50% of others quizzers. Maybe the quiz is broken.
come visit my blog if you get a chance
http://kylesdailydesign.blogspot.com/

Kyle Lynn said...

this quiz is stupid. I am arial too and do not think of my self as normal or the same as 50% of others quizzers. Maybe the quiz is broken.
come visit my blog if you get a chance
http://kylesdailydesign.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

IM WINGDING. HAHAHA U LOZER ARIALS.

Anonymous said...

i got lucinda. you're all just bitter.

Abby.Lee said...

(I'm going back through and reading all of the posts I missed, because I have nothing better to do on a Saturday night?)
Turns out I'm Lucida Calligraphy - You tend towards the arts. You tend to stand out in a crowd and have your own style. Be careful not to be too aloof, however.

Ha, I feel slightly guilty now.

Tlou said...

I got that result too.. and I'm pretty sure most of my friends would say it was incorrect! Just glad I'm not comic sans... the epitome of crap in the font world!

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