>>> Type ID Pop Quiz V2.5 - Expert Level

Florian Hardwig's picture

This is how it works:

  • A portion of a glyph is published in the Type ID Pop Quiz.
  • Try to identify the glyph and the typeface. To win, you need to name at least:
    1. typeface
    2. weight
    3. character/glyph
  • Show off your knowledge by casually mentioning additional trivia, like who designed it, when and by whom was it (first) published, and other cool stuff to impress your fellow Typophiles with.
  • The winner produces a new challenge – a portion of a glyph, black on white background, presented in a 288 × 288 pixel square, including a R204G000B00 1 pixel border.
  • The person who posts a challenge can’t win the next game.

In case of any disputes, Mr Bald Condensed or me will act as judge, jury and avenging angel of wrath.

If you think this is a little too difficult, maybe try the Entry Level Type ID Pop Quiz or Intermediary Level Type ID Pop Quiz first.

Good luck everyone, and have fun. ;^)

With respectful thanks to the originator of this utterly useless but highly entertaining waste of time, the often imitated but never duplicated Cheshire Dave.

Florian Hardwig's picture

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Here’s the new challenge: Have fun!

sim's picture

Is this could be the german etset in its italic style?

Florian Hardwig's picture

Hi André,
nope, it’s not an ß (eszett).

typovar's picture

Hello Florian,
It's been some time since I did this.
Wild guess: Æ in some script?

typovar's picture

So Prolix ?

typovar's picture

Here's something I thought of:

Florian Hardwig's picture

Hoi Arjen,
An Æ? Yes!
Some script? Well, sort of.
No, it’s not So Prolix.

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

art deco inspired ?

typovar's picture

Another wild guess. I'm a bit stuck within all these script. And probably it's just some kind of sans-serif/italic/swashed character… The line-endings are rounded in this one, so it's not correct, but still.

Charminette Light by Joe Van Der Bos ?

Florian Hardwig's picture

Mike, no, there is no Art Deco involved.
Arjen, yes, you are on the right track: it’s a swashy italic from a sans-serif type family.

typovar's picture

It feels like OurType, but I have no clue. Sorry.

paulstonier's picture

Oh man. I think I've got it. Too bad, I can't say. That's a very careful cropping, Florian.

typovar's picture

Tell me thursday what it is. Too busy with other things right now.
Sorry.

Paul, and others: good luck.

typovar's picture

It was allmost too easy.
Name me a group of typedesigners who's famous for their curly, swashy fonts!

Right, Underware!
And this one is Auto 3 light italic

typovar's picture

Should I wait for your approval, Florian? Or can I allready start the next challenge?

This might be a tough one!

Florian Hardwig's picture

Arjen, you got it! Auto 3 Italic it is. Congratulations!
Paul, I would have zoomed out a bit today – but with such experts around, that was not necessary.

typovar's picture

Any ideas?
Should I give some hints?

sim's picture

Seems to be a fraction, may be 8/9

paulstonier's picture

Haha I was right.

Is that a %?

typovar's picture

@sim: Yes, I didn't expect that to be found so quickly. 8/9

typovar's picture

I'm off to Berlin. Will look (if possible) otherwise no response until Monday.

typovar's picture

I'm back after a very nice weekend in Berlin.
Let's continue the quest on this secret symbol. (No hints in that).

Frode Bo Helland's picture

I can’t imagine many fonts have precomposed 8/9 fractions. Perhaps it’s from something pre Opentype? Unless it’s an arbitrary fraction.

Frode Bo Helland's picture

Dalton Maag sell fonts with 8/9 fractions, and their Viato Bold isn’t far off (but it can’t be something so obscure, can it?).

paulstonier's picture

That looks about right, Frode.

typovar's picture

It is not really obscure. It isn't pre-OpenType either, released in 2010. The weight I've used was for free.

Frode Bo Helland's picture

Adelle Extra Bold!

Edit: No, it was released in 2009!

Frode Bo Helland's picture

Or, it might be Aller!

Edit: Nope! 2008. Man, I have to check these dates before I get so excited.

typovar's picture

John is right: Bold Limited to be precise.

Congrats and good luck with the next Question.

Frode Bo Helland's picture

I’d say that’s rather obscure :) Congrats John!

John Lyttle's picture

Cool! Here’s the new cropped glyph.

John Lyttle's picture

No guesses, no questions? Should I give a hint?

eliason's picture

Is it the A of Quadraat Sans?

John Lyttle's picture

It is an A, but it is not a typeface by Fred Smeijers.

John Lyttle's picture

The type designer is Canadian.

typovar's picture

I'm not allowed to play this time, right?

John Lyttle's picture

That is correct, Arjen. Perhaps I should drop another hint: the family of typefaces (serif and sans-serif) was custom designed for a national publication.

Frode Bo Helland's picture

I think it’s the A in Nick Shinn’s Globe and Mail News regular. It might also be some other intersection, M, W and N have similar shapes.

John Lyttle's picture

You are right, Frode. Globe and Mail News is the font and, as I confirmed earlier, it is an A. Nick Shinn's type design is one of the big reasons I enjoy my Globe and Mail subscription.

Frode Bo Helland's picture

I just upped the level to über-expertise.

sim's picture

Probably the e letter.

Frode Bo Helland's picture

No, it’s not an e.

Frode Bo Helland's picture

When is the proper time to drop a hint? Oh, I can give you one right ahead. The font and it’s creator are both american, but not from the US.

eliason's picture

Is it an A?

eliason's picture

/fl/ ligature?

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