Quiz: What's your type? | How About Orange

January 11, 2010

Quiz: What's your type?

Pentagram recently invited friends and clients to visit their resident psychiatrist. You, too, can drop by his office to learn what typeface most suits your personality. This descendent of Freud will ask you four questions, take some notes, and then reveal your "type," complete with a history lesson on that font. I was diagnosed as Universal. Give it a try right here. The password is "character." (Thanks, Stephanie!)

74 comments:

Bri Bri said...

I was having a bad day, and then I took this quiz and it had very nice things to say about my type: Cooper Black Italic. Thank you! :)

Mimi said...

LOL...fun! Thanks for sharing the link.

Hugs

Meg said...

I'm Courier :)

Grandma G said...

Just what I need is to start out Monday by wasting time. ;)

Marina Script here. Ick.

meg said...

they did not like my passwords, what's the deal? How do you log on?

mskaz said...

I was Cooper Black Italic also. Not a font I'd normally go for, but I certainly liked the sentiments! :)

meg said...

I could not log on. What's the deal? I went to the main blog, and it did not require a membership, so I don't get it. It's typical.

Doda said...

Ha , that really was a timewaster, but fun!!! Thanks

Cameron said...

Fun! I'm Marina Script... I wouldn't have chosen that myself but I do think it's pretty. :)

Jess said...

Click the link in this post. After the introductory screen that asks you to turn on your speakers, you'll be taken to a page where you need to enter a first name, last name, and password. These fields are in the upper left corner. Enter the info and then click "enter," found at the lower left.

Suze said...

Hi! Fun, I've taken the test few days ago and just blogged about it too!
Here's a Archer Hairline "type" from Italy!

Suze
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www.dailysuze.com

Amber said...

Archer Hairline, hmmm. Interesting, thank you!

Becs said...

I got Baskerville italic, which was really amusing since Baskerville is one of my favorite fonts :)

Bek said...

Plastica. That's me apparently.

I really liked the look of Universal.

meg - the password is character. (Jess included it in her post, thought this may have been after you tried, or you missed it the first time, like I did?)

kaiolohiakids said...

That was pretty funny-the guy cracked me up! I was universal

ocasiocasa said...

This was so cool. I love how it was presented; very smart people @pentagram. Thanks for sharing! I'll be posting this on our blog and giving you a link back.:)

JenGreen said...

I was Van Doesburg -- never heard of it before, but thought it was pretty fitting.

Hannah said...

so cool. I'm marina script.

Ellie said...

Courier

Linnea skriver: said...

That was very fun - I´m Plastica.

curious doodles said...

Aparently I'm Universal as well although I despise that funky k,x, and z. They are just way to fussy for me. I did however love the the idea of an interactive psychiatrist. It was pretty fun.

Little Paper Dog said...

I'm archer hairline :)

Sara said...

What fun! I'm Pistilli Roman. Sounds exotic! I'd love to put this quiz on my own blog. Is that allowed?

Kate said...

Dot Matrix?! Weird. But that dude needs a serious manicure. Anyone else notice that?

Jan said...

I've done nothing else but waste time today, so what's a few more minutes ?
Van Doesburg (didn't disagree)
Fun - thanks.

Sara said...

Isn't this funny! Thank you for sharing :)

Marg said...

Thanks for that, interesting! Archer Hairline.

Amanda said...

@ kate ~ I'm dot matrix too ~ and yes, I noticed the lack of manicuring skills in the professors house! Maybe it's just us dot matrix's that notice ~ now THAT would be wierd *grins*

live a colorful life said...

Baskerville italic. And when he gave the description, it was pretty right on. That was really fun. Thanks!

Venus de Hilo said...

Yes, another dot matrix here who noticed the manicure issue. Fun quiz, but man: that font may be my "type" but it is soooooo not my style!

Anonymous said...

Weird. It told me I'd already answered these questions, and would lose clarity if I did it again. So somebody else with my name is Archer Hairline. Guess I'll use another name,find out what the questions are, and see what type I am!

Misty said...

Thanks for the fun time-waster. Plastica here, and definitely noticed the lack of a manicure. Very fun, even if I'd never choose that font myself ;-)

Anonymous said...

Fun! I love the narrator's voice.

jen said...

Also an archer hairline. It's spot on...funny!

ohbrooke said...

I saw this on Facebook... I was universal as well. I didn't like it when he told me I was a "fixed-width"...

Jess said...

You were hoping for curvaceous or voluptuous? Perhaps hourglass? I'm afraid I really am pretty fixed-width. Bummer. I keep hoping someday my boobs will get bigger, but until then, I'm stuck with fixed width. Unless you didn't mean your physique?

The Nicholsons said...

Dot Matrix, but didn't notice the hands. Maybe b/c my dad was a professor who smoked a tobacco pipe? Hands were always a bit scruffy.

Well Seasoned said...

Marina Script! What a lovely way to end the evening. I feel like lighting a candle & pulling up to my desk to write gorgeously.

lucentabella said...

Am I the only New Alphabet out there? This was fun!

Mary said...

I was courier.

Jordan - Polkadot Prints said...

A great quiz. Very cleverly done! :)

I can't even remember the name of mine...it was the architectual one...not really a fave, but put a smile on my face.

Thanks! :)

dawn said...

dot matrix! that was very cool, thanks for sharing.

Christy said...

wow, so much fun! I'm dot matrix! Thank you for this fabulous link. :D

Melibu said...

Excellent ! I'll do it at home tonigh, no time now.

misselty said...

Perpetua titling light for me.
Awesome. =D I think that guy should read books, because his voice/accent is awesome!

The Clever Pup said...

Wow I'm lettre ornee. Who knew. Jessica I look this one for my own blog. Thanks

Béa (onyourbikesunshine) said...

pistilli roman...why not? have to give it a thought...

thanks Jessica.

Sarah said...

I love that type quiz! Where do you find all these great jewels? Thanks for sharing such fun and interesting design-related info.

Paper Squid said...

Lol. I saw this quiz earlier and it's so well done. I got dot matrix too. Don't know if it's what I would have chosen as a font but cool quiz. =)

kjansma said...

Ooh, I'm Archer Hairline, which I absolutely love!

krissy said...

At first I was Dot Matrix...Wha? Is that even a font anymore. At least it wasn't Comic Sans. I redid it though because I wasn't sure about one answer and then I got Copper Black Italic which was totally a good match. That was neat, thanks!

Sooz said...

Im pastilli Roman.. lol

Becky said...

Jess, that was plum weird! But fun. I think. Dot matrix here.

amybluestar said...

I stopped at the first question b/c his hand motions were making me uncomfortable.

Hamperific said...

Mine said Lettres Ornees, which was really lovely.

Tanomkwan said...

Thanks for sharing. I like the test A LOT. Mine is Dot Matrix. (^__^)

White family said...

Did anyone pause long enough to see the good docter try to swat a fly. funny!!!

Hannita said...

Ooh. I'm lettres ornes which is gorgeous.

Lisa said...

Fun, apparently I'm dot matrix :)

Bela said...

I'm Pistilli Roman. Suits me fine. Thanks for the link. :-)

dreamsintodeeds said...

He tells me:
"If you furiously believe that C's are not any less significant than E's, then Van Doesburg is your type."
What do you think, are all letters created equal?

Jess said...

Absolutely not. I's and L's barely even count as letters at all. And don't get me started on 1's.

Kaotic Ekko's Curiosities said...

Apparently I am Pistilli Roman! LOL Did anyone else notice the hand on the shelf in the back is giving the middle finger?

alinaanderson said...

LOL that was really cool!

new alphabet here... and really accurate actually!

Lizzie said...

He that was fun, Plastica and I really like Art Deco...I shall get my snob by font son to try it...That will teach him for nagging me about using papyrus!

Hawaii Kawaii said...

I was Van Doesburg... hmmm a bit to controlled for me.

Misty said...

Hah, that's funny. After I found out my type (Perpetua Titling), I browsed the other types. The only other one I would have been tempted to think is better (Baskerville Italic), had as its type the first three answers of mine, and the fourth one (which was the hardest decision for me) was the difference. So both types that could have been mine were very appealing to me :D

Anne-Marie at 10 Rooms said...

hysterical - dot matrix, and I did notice the hands! What does that say about us matrix folks?!

laurie said...

Ha - i too had found this, it was in the Boston Globe over the weekend. Loved it - though I was very displeased with my "type" . . . alas I may not be the type I thought I was . . .

mia said...

Archer - hairline obviously!!!
thanks for the link

Clara Duarte said...

Mine is Pistilli Roman... I was convinced I was more of a Archer Hairline type. It was fun!

c.dreizen said...

It turns out that I'm Cooper Black Italic. Woo hoo! What a cool website!

photoboothgirl said...

Cooper Black Italic! That was fun ;-)

d said...

I am a Perpetua Titling light Type from Zimbabwe

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