Cheese Or Font?

Not much to report this week, as I have barely had time to think. I am afraid I have become hopelessly addicted to what I suspect is the finest quiz game ever devised…

Perhaps you are a gourmand, and think you know all there is to know about cheese. Or it may be that you have a professional or amateur interest in typesetting and design, and think you are familiar with every font ever created. You may even combine the two interests, and be a gourmandising typesetter. Whatever the level of your cheese- and font-related interests, I suggest you take up the challenge of the magnificent quiz Cheese Or Font?


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5 thoughts on “Cheese Or Font?

  1. Gaw
    October 5, 2012 at 08:20

    The words “cheese” and “font” remind me of this sign on the Farringdon Road (the building is now demolished). I thought it might have been rescued and put above some hip Hackney bar.

    • Worm
      October 5, 2012 at 08:55

      Hahah Gaw I knew exactly what building you were talking about before I’d even finished the sentence! I have always remembered that place as having one of the finest examples of signage using the ‘profil’ font, that was so redolent of the late 50’s, thus combining my love of both cheese and fonts

    October 5, 2012 at 09:26

    I prefer cheese with some texture, leaves a lasting imprint on the palate, Cheddar is fine, true to type although Wensleydale tastes of adobe, you can have it delivered overnight using a special courier. Stilton is tasty , providing it is sans mould.

    Frank’s quiz, reminds me of the time I tried to hold a conversation with a Ryanair desk clerk.

    October 5, 2012 at 13:35

    The Crowson’s building – Crowson’s were the fancy cheese people of Farringdon Road – apparently once shared its address with an MI-6 office. Oxbridge undergraduates were to contact the office if they wanted to take up an offer of employment, if I remember correctly. It’s all a bit

    Profil is a lovely font.

  4. Gaw
    October 6, 2012 at 16:22

    Ian, thanks for the link – that was v amusing indeed.

    As well as the typeface and words I also enjoy the underlining on that sign. It distinguishes them from all the other johnny-come-lately fancy cheese people.

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