Quiz: Famous people from the history of type and print

You recognize every typeface by just taking a glimpse at a single serif or counter? Very well! But how good are you in recognizing influential people from the history of type and printing. Let’s find out …

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All sketches were drawn by Evilio Gómez from Barcelona, Spain and released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 2.0.



  1. Albert-Jan Pool 2012/10/02 at 12:04 PM #

    Check your Type Knowledge: Why does Bodoni handle such large sheets of paper in a way a printer would never do it?

  2. Ralf Herrmann 2012/10/02 at 12:10 PM #

    Probably inspired by the huge Taschen reprint …

  3. Albert-Jan Pool 2012/10/02 at 12:21 PM #

    Yes, Bodoni’s Manuale is quite large, a fact that those who only know the reproductions from pages have probably not been aware of. Still, a printer would never handle a sheet of paper that way, especially not such a perfectionist as Bodoni.

  4. Albert-Jan Pool 2012/10/02 at 12:24 PM #

    See what you mean … Evilio Gómez’ Flickr pages are worth a visit! Thanks!


  5. Guido 2012/10/14 at 1:31 AM #

    In the last question my choice was Warnock & Geschke but the answer was wrong, I think there is a little error there. In that case 15 of 15 (h) haha. Great quiz & illustrations.


  6. jeff 2013/04/04 at 9:27 PM #

    do you have an identification list for the characters in the illustration of the historical printers, above? i don’t recognize all of them.


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