design & typography

I am Courier

An app I stumbled upon pegs anonymous quiz takers to one of 16 typefaces. It’s a twist on the game asking what kind of animal you are. To analyze yourself, typographically speaking, you must answer four questions.

Question 2 asks:

Does something feel right or does something have a 1 in 2 chance of being right?

The analysis tells me I am Courier, the typeface designed to resemble typewriting. It has rhythmical insistence, is democratic for its even spacing and stands steadfast with its slab serifs. I am just your common character, amused by the personality of type.

Curious about your typeface?  I’d love to point you to the quiz from Pentagram but it no longer exists. Sorry.

By Pam Drucker

Documentation specialist, procedures writer

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