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Listener Mailbag - Challenge Quiz

GJB fan Anony Mowse (clever!) made all of us a quiz to wRACK our brains over. He says:

"This image contains 10 magazine title logos. All you have to do is identify the magazine titles. FYI, some of the magazines are now defunct, and not all logos are exact matches. (I did the best I could with whatever freely available fonts came close.)"

Can you identify all 10?

(Possible answer spoiling in the comments, just warnin' ya!)

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Reader Comments (13)

I love #6 is actually our unofficial mascot, the beaver.

February 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGJB Karen

1. People
2. Rolling Stone
5. Nintendo Power
6. Playboy
8. Better Homes and Gardens?
9. National Geographic

February 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKDH

Well, here are the ones I think I know:

1. People
2. Rolling Stone
3. Possibly Spin? I dunno, the kerning's way too wide.
5. Nintendo Power
6. Playboy
8. Better Homes and Gardens

7, 9 and 10 are on the tip of my brain. I know I'm going to kick myself when they're inevitably posted.

February 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDuke of the Bump

love it!

here are my guesses, made without peeking. ;-)

1. People
2. Rolling Stone
3. Newsweek
4. Omni
5. Nintendo Power!
6. Playboy
7. The New Yorker
8. Better Homes and Gardens
9. ?
10. Mental Floss

February 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterColin

3. Life
7. Time

Sorry, can't place 10

February 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRyan

Hey there gumshoes, Anony Mowse here.
Number seven seems to the one that gives the most people trouble. To be perfectly honest, tracking down a freely available font that was even remotely similar to number seven's actual title proved to be one of this puzzle's more challenging design aspects. Since number seven's text is so generic looking, I'll issue some hints to help steer people in the right direction, and while I'm at it a disclaimer as well.
First the disclaimer:

For this challenge, I obviously didn't pool from every known magazine in existence, so I suppose there may be a few instances where more than one correct answer is possible. As longtime GJB listeners know, movies are often released under different names in other countries; I wouldn't be at all surprised if some magazines are too. (Hmmm... fodder for a future episode, perhaps?)


Tracking down a free font with hairline serifs (as opposed to bracketed or semi), proved to be my biggest challenge when trying to find a suitable font match for number seven's logo. Keep this in mind while trying to deduce its identity. Another thing to consider is color. In some cases, color selection was deliberate.

February 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterA. Mowse

Awesome! #7 totally stumped me, and then I saw the answer and realized it should not have. Sign of a good puzzle!

February 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick

im the manager of a magazine store so i better get these lol! i've attached our website if anyone needs their magazine needs filled! we are ISSUES in Oakland, CA!

1. people
2. rolling stone
3. spin
4. ?
5. nintendo power
6. playboy
7. time
8. better homes and gardens
9. national geographic (im assuming the mustache is supposed to be like the yellow rectangle!)
10. mental floss!

February 4, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterinvisiblepony

eep not sure if my original post posted! (this is my being enthusiastic about what i love MAGAZINES!)

1. people
2. rolling stone
3. spin
4. ?
5. nintendo power
6. playboy
7. time
8. better homes and gardens
9. national geographic
10. mental floss

February 4, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterinvisiblepony

The answer key has been posted. Click here to view it.

Expect a new challenge this weekend. Facebook users can catch a sneak peek of it on GJB's official FB page.

February 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterA. Mowse

Thanks again to all who partook in my magazine challenge. As promised, a new puzzle awaits you. A link to the new challenge along with a full description of what it entails can be found on GJB's official Facebook page.

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterA. Mowse

Thank you, Worked Well.

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