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Sarah’s Font Quiz: a tongue-in-cheek blend of pop culture and retro gameshows

The UK’s Lockdown 3 was announced on Tuesday night. I knew immediately that I wanted to do something fun, entertaining and interactive on a regular basis—because social interaction has turned out to be the surprise and most salient star of my live Zoom events.

The result is Sarah’s Font Quiz. This is a free, weekly and rather tongue-in-cheek live Zoom quiz that draws inspiration from ’70s and ’80s gameshows. It’s suitable for all because it’s packed with pop culture references. You can join in live on Zoom or watch it on catchup on YouTube.

The first episode was turned around in just four days because I felt it was important to launch at the start of lockdown. It’s a bit rough around the edges (with some very dodgy kerning) but we had a lot of fun and I’m gathering quiz-meets-gameshow ideas for next Saturday. What’s your favourite retro gameshow?

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#LDF13 ‘Retro’ by Kate Clift

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#LDF13 ‘Retro’ by Kate Clift

Clift explains that the concept behind the word is as much about the process as the aesthetic. First she letterpress printed the word on an Adana 8×5 press using type made in the 1960s. This was scanned, enlarged and cut out to create a template. Clift then spray painted the fluorescent pink onto 1960s/80s inspired tie dye fabric.

Her piece is influenced by retro from different periods, from the timelessness of letterpress printing through to the more contemporary decades of the 1960s/80s.

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