Quiz: Which is the real logo? | How About Orange

October 01, 2009

Quiz: Which is the real logo?

Think you can tell Arial from Helvetica? Take this quiz, in which David Friedman found 20 logos originally designed with Helvetica and swapped it with Arial. Your job is to pick out the original. Have fun. (Via Swiss Miss.)

27 comments:

Grandma G said...

When you don't tell us how YOU did on the quiz, does that mean it was bad? ;-)

Jess said...

I got 16 out of 20. I kept using lowercase t's as my guide, so words like MATTEL totally threw me off. :)

Sarah said...

It was the all caps that gave me trouble too. 17/20

shouldhavezagged said...

15/20 for me...although I'm no design buff so I count that as pretty good. :-)

Fidget said...

18 of 20 for me. Blew it on MATTEL and STAPLES. The end of Arial letters are slanted where Helvetica is flat. Except that didn't show so well in STAPLES... not sure why. And nothing of help in MATTEL.

Elsa Hagner said...

I got 17/20.. Caps definitely made things difficult!

Funky Finds said...

I got 18/20. Mattel was hard!

kayLad said...

19/20! BASF got me. It's nice to know my typography classes haven't been for nothing!

Gibbs said...

I got 16 out of 20. Pretty good I thought.

Megan said...

Hmph. 17 out of 20. But it wasn't really because I could tell the difference so much as I could recognize the correct logo. :)

Anonymous said...

16/20, but that was with help from the internet!

Kylie said...

19/20. Dang Mattel.

BTW, just saw your fabrics here:
http://www.designmom.com/2009/10/j-caroline-home-giveaway.html

Kosmika said...
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Kosmika said...

I got 15/20, i'm really proud to be only one point behind you, Jess ;)
I got Mattel right but I had troubles with some brands that i don't see here in Italy, but i'm quite satisfied. :)

Brie said...

Jess, I did exactly the same lol. Are you going to the AIGA conference this year?

Erin said...

15 out of 20, way better than I thought I would get (which would be 0 out of 20!)

LUST COVET ENVY said...

Great Quiz- it's ruined any positive feelings I ever had for Mattel though!

Claire - Matching Pegs said...

18/20 But I have just sent this to hubby,who is a Helvetica nut (Web designer) - he will probably get a perfect score!
It was quick and fun.

Chelsea said...

My college typography teacher would have LOVED this! I might have to email it to him haha - thanks for sharing!

snoopy said...

20/20! The hardest one for me was Mattel. Caps is tough!

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

I can't believe how many logos are in Helvetica! I missed the all caps ones. They were hard. 17 out of 20

Kim said...

I got 15/20. I'm actually pretty pleased with myself.

julie green said...

I did terribly on the all caps but got all the others. Interesting that everyone's saying the same thing.

Anonymous said...

I managed 19/20. Messed up on Agfa!

Marcy Tate said...

wow, that did a trick on my eyes!

babalisme said...

What fun!!! I never knew that spotting Helvetica could be so hard!

Izzy said...

17 out of 20! i blew AFGA, CVS Pharmacy and Toyota! Ugh!

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