To commemorate this momentous occasion, we’ve concocted a typographic brain teaser designed to exercise your typographic sleuthing skills: the #TNonTkM Type ID Contest.
If you’re at Adobe MAX this week, stop by the Typekit booth in the Community Pavilion. Pick up a Type Network postcard, and carefully examine the characters on the front of the card. Some are there in their entirety, while others just show a tantalizing section of the glyph. If you’re not at MAX, don’t fret! You can play by downloading and printing the postcard as a PDF and following the rest of the instructions. (See below.)
Write the name of each typeface on the back of the postcard. Include the full name of the style, please—for example, Gimlet Display Compressed Black. (And no, that‘s not a freebie—Gimlet is not one of the typefaces shown on this particular postcard.)
You’ll find all the pictured typefaces somewhere on the Type Network website. Explore the catalog, read foundry partner news, view the galleries, and carefully examine type specimen graphics to find the answers you seek.
Once you‘ve identified all the typefaces, scan or take a photo of your completed ID, and tweet it to @TypeNetwork, along with the hashtag #TNonTkM. One winner will be chosen at random out of all correct entries submitted. If no one person correctly identifies all the typefaces before the contest ends, we will choose a winner at random from those who submit the highest number of correct entries.
If you write really big (no pressure, we love large letters) and run out of room on the back of the postcard, never fear. You can continue your type ID list on a sheet of blank paper. Just make sure the photo(s) of your completed entry captures all font names.
Write legibly, folks, and tweet a high-res photo at us. We must be able to read your entry in order to validate your type IDs.
Contest begins right now, and closes at noon Pacific Time next Wednesday, November 9. We will announce the winner on Twitter on Thursday, November 10.
The winning entry will receive a prize pack of goodies from Type Network and some of our foundry partners. Wearables, drinkables, readables… all typographic, of course!
Any questions? Tweet at us. Have fun, and good luck!