Kinescope Font Winner

Eu amo tipografia
Thanks again to everyone who sent in their answers to the Kinescope Font Competition (a little over 400 entries).

The last prizewinners were from the US and Canada. Today’s winner is Kazuo from Brazil where they say “Eu amo tipografia.” The question was,

Mark Simonson Studios has one typeface in its portfolio named after something you might find in the kitchen. Name that typeface.

And the answer is of course, Refrigerator.

Kinescope on I Love Typography

Kazuo is a Physicist with a penchant for:

I really wish I could afford to give more away (the prizes come out of my own pocket, by the way, and iLT does not make a profit — in fact it runs at a loss); and although the random integer generator didn’t pick them out of the proverbial hat, these few deserve at least an honourable mention for their entries:

Refrigerator is Simonson’s typeface named after something that might be found in a kitchen… though in my kitchen you’re also likely to find a Felt Tip pen. You’re not likely to find a Coquette, but then, my wife is neither vain nor trifling (and not always in the kitchen anyway). — Joey

On the question regarding a font called after an item in a kitchen, I was a little confused as I have more than once used Sharktooth and on occasion I have been in need of a Grad, but I’ll settle for Refrigerator, (I won’t mention the bottle of Kandal I have tucked away somewhere). — Ko van Hespen

Near my Refrigerator the Felt Tip Woman — a recent Grad - gave a Snicker. What a Coquette! — Anonymous — (John Nolan)

And, what the heck, a couple more honourable mentions:

Refrigerator! R-E-F-R-I-G-E-R-A-T-O-R! Refrigerator! — Erica Heinz

Well, presumably you’re looking for “Refrigerator” — but my wife and I have several academic degrees, so there’s usually a “Grad” in our kitchen. Our daughter cooks a lot and has astonishing gifts for the arts; she’s sort of a “Changeling” in that respect. My wife likes chocolate, so we occasionally have “Snicker“s. We have candles, but not “Kandal“s. And “Kinescope” is indeed lovely. — AKMA

Thank you to everyone who took part. I read every single entry, and everyone without exception got the answer right. I’m working on getting many more prizes (I can’t afford to buy them all, so I’m begging various companies to donate prizes — wish me luck).


  1. haha… those are vvvery funny responses. I think that along all the geek and blonde jokes there ought to be Typography jokes. I’m not sure though that many people would understand them, unless perhaps they read them online and click on those Type links :-)

    Congrats to Kazuo from Brazil. Use Kinescope wisely :-)

  2. Vivien (inspirationbit)
    Yes, they are good. There were many other great ones. I wish I could have given the font to everyone who entered - if I had a spare $11,890 ($29 x 410). That would have made Mark Simonson’s day.

    And that reminds me! I must email Kazuo to tell him he’s won. He’s probably reading this and thinking, “well, it’s the first I’ve heard about it.”:)

  3. Uhu!!! I won!! huahaha ^____^ My next lab report is will be typeset in Kinescope XD!!

    Thanks John! When I see my name, I thought “other Kazuo, and from Brazil too, hey this is my work about numerical integration! It’s me!!!”

  4. Haha, Kazuo, you’re funny (you give John a run for his money! Ooo, and I’m a poet). Thanks for sharing those emails, John. They made me smile. At first when I went to Mark’s site, I thought the answer was Snicker (it needed an “s” though). I really hope you start making money from iLT. I guess that says something about how much you really do love type if you’re willing to buy type-related items for readers at a loss to yourself. I’m sure the shop will be a great addition for us! Maybe you can sell affiliate “type” stuff there, too, like links to fonts on various websites.

  5. Ha! Good stuff :) Congrats!

  6. Os meus comprimentos ao vencedor ^^

  7. Rafael

    Parabéns Kazuo!

  8. Haha, hilarious. Congrats to the winnner!

  9. So what’s the next font! :)

  10. Robert
    The next font is of course top secret. At this very moment it’s in a sealed vault protected by armed guards and an aggressive hamster.

    All will be revealed. Also got some of those longer “educational” pieces coming up soon — just need to finish editing them.

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