Monday, September 15, 2008

Woodn't Count 15

Cool math puzzle lying around the Burlesque office. I believe Wezz picked this one up at an antique store in rural Minnesota. The object of the game is to arrange the numbered tiles so that each row - horizontal, vertical, and diagonal - totals 15. I gave it a quick try and couldn't figure it out. Math nerds STEP UP.

The type and package design here are top ranking. What typeface is this? Type nerds STEP UP.






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4 comments:

Oscar said...

The body font is Kabel. I found a typeface in my Photo-Lettering book called Jazzbeau which looks a lot like the main typeface on the box. I can't find any mention of Jazzbeau anywhere else - or even a full character set in the book I have. If you want a scan, let me know.

MIKE DAVIS said...

Ah that's right - it totally is Kabel (the "Can you total 15?" type). The numbers look like Baby Teeth but definitely aren't. I'd love to get a scan of Jazzbeau. Please email me through my twelvecarpileup.com site and I'll send you something in return.

Thanks for the info Oscar,
Mike.

a-ron said...

2 9 4
7 5 3
6 1 8

I'm apparently at the crossroads between accounting and bookkeeping.

MIKE DAVIS said...

Bravo A-ron. Nice work! Hey, you're from Jamaica Plain, do you know my dude Chris Devlin?