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018: Talk Paper Quizzers - Formatting, Focusing, Fine-Tuning & Finessing Type

Updated: Feb 21, 2022

Welcome to our second Talk Paper Quizzers episode where contestants answer trivia questions to compete for the completely fictional, completely worthless, yet highly-coveted “Apostrophe”!

We’re mixing it up this time and instead of having two contestants compete head-to-head, we have a live studio audience answering questions from the comfort of their homes. Our audience is made up of university-level typography students.

There will be 4 rounds of questions and you will be asked a total of 25 true/false questions related to the 4 topic areas:

  • Formatting your type (ex: type size, line length)

  • Focusing your type (ex: emphasizing using bold, underline, italicize)

  • Fine-tuning your type (ex: kerning, tracking, hyphenation)

  • Finessing your type (ex: figures, small caps, initial letters)

In other words, the categories are about putting type on a page, making keywords stand out, adjusting the spacing and subbing-in more suitable glyphs where necessary. All while sticking to best practices of typography.

Contestants in our live studio audience keep score at home. A member of our audience with the most points at the end of the game wins the Apostrophe! (We’re relying on the honour system here.)

So grab a cup of tea, glass of fizzy water or something stronger and I invite you to play along with our pub-quiz style show too. Let’s Talk Paper Quizzers!


Spanish Flea by Herb Alpert

Talk Paper Scissors Theme Music: Retro Quirky Upbeat Funk by Lewis Sound Production via Audio Jungle

Sound Effects

Oohs and Ahs - noah0189

Winner Bell - oldedgar

Game Chimes > Wrong - Raclure

Timer With Ding - keweldog

Boat Origami Photo: Boat Origami Photo by Alex on Unsplash



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