What’s Your Type?
I fear for the next person to ask me that question, because I will most assuredly respond, “Helvetica.” Extensis has put up Typecaster: some cute video shorts that let you attempt to (mix &) match up various typefaces and see how they would fare on a date. It’s very well put together and as a bonus, each vignette is captioned, so you can keep the speakers low and still get the gist. As a total font junkie, I love it, particular faves are Helvetica & American Typewriter, Comic Sans & Stencil and given the reality of online dating, Comic Sans & Mistral seems to be very appropriate. I did match up boy/girl pairs too, don’t give me that look! It’s just the first boy/girl pairing was Papyrus & Comic Sans… I think I’m gonna need therapy.
And after taking the quiz to determine my type?
Go on… try to look surprised.