>>> 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.

sim's picture

Probably a three with a loop in the middle.

Jan's picture

Nope. No loop.

eliason's picture

Another clue maybe?

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

The origin: USA, EUROPE, ASIA?

Jan's picture

The typeface’s origin is Canada.

John Lyttle's picture

Wow, this challenge has been up since July 18, 2010. Very difficult to ID, although it’s always rewarding to scour through the typefaces of Shinntype, Canada Type and others. Any possibility of a new clue, Jan?

Jan's picture

The typeface in question was drawn in 1977, but is based on an older design commissioned by the Governor General of Canada-in-Council in 1967 to create a new and distinctively Canadian typeface. This earlier face went by a different name.

Florian Hardwig's picture

Oh, it’s Carl Dair’s Raleigh, right? Not that obscure, indeed!

Jan's picture

We have another (see Intermediate Level) winner.
Although, Carl Dair’s original typeface was called Cartier and quite different.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cartier_%28typeface%29
Raleigh is an “interpretation”.
Cartier was continued as Cartier Book.
http://www.fonts.com/FindFonts/HiddenGems/Cartier.htm

Florian Hardwig's picture

New challenge:

John Lyttle's picture

That looks like a piece of a W in Auriol italic. Or maybe the bold italic.

Florian Hardwig's picture

W as in: We have a winner!
Well done, John. Auriol Bold Italic it is.
Your turn!

eliason's picture

Bravo!

sim's picture

Congratulations John It wasn't an easy one. However I think the correct letter is lowercase w instead of the caps W as shown ;¬)

John Lyttle's picture

Here’s a new one:

sim's picture

Probably a lower case s.

John Lyttle's picture

Nope, not an s.

eliason's picture

A five?

sim's picture

The lower case g

John Lyttle's picture

Craig, you’re on the right track: it is indeed a 5.

John Lyttle's picture

Here's a hint: the type designer is from the USA.

sim's picture

Some typeface from Christian Schwartz?

John Lyttle's picture

No, not Christian Schwartz.

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

is it a recent face or an oldie but goody?

PabloImpallari's picture

Birra Stoud by Joshua Darden?
http://www.dardenstudio.com/typefaces/birra_stout-features

I guess it can't be wrong... so, here is the new one:

sim's picture

…[Off topic] ;¬) Pablo, As usual, It would have been better to wait before being declared winner of the challenge before to launch a new one.

John Lyttle's picture

You are correct, Pablo.

PabloImpallari's picture

@sim:
I was a little over-exited maybe. I will wait next time.

@John:
Thanks

sim's picture

@Pablo: I've already knew that. BTW, Congratulations to having solve the challenge.

PabloImpallari's picture

Anyone still playing?

sim's picture

A swashed glyph.

Tomi from Suomi's picture

It's a script, but I have no idea which one…

Tomi from Suomi's picture

…I think it's an upper case 'O', and those two different terminals should work as a hint…

PabloImpallari's picture

@Sim:
It's an alternate and can be considered swash, however, it was not included on the font OT features. You have to look at the glyphs set to find it.

@Tomi:
Yep, it's a script. A beautiful one.
Nop, it's not a O.

Here it is again, less zooming.

Tomi from Suomi's picture

An upper case E…

Tomi from Suomi's picture

Is that Champion Script?

PabloImpallari's picture

Not E, but you are closer.
Not Champion.

Tomi from Suomi's picture

Ampersand?

Tomi from Suomi's picture

Bugger! That new sample reminds me of Herb Lubalins' Mother & Child logo…

Mitchell Au's picture

It looks like the ampersand from the Globe and Mail. Whatsitcalled....

PabloImpallari's picture

Tip:
The author of this font has received last year, the same award that Lubalin in 1980.
That's easy now :)

Tomi from Suomi's picture

Young Gallant.

PabloImpallari's picture

Congrats Tomi!
It's the Gallant alternate ampersand.
Enjoy it at full size.

Your turn now... let's keep playing!!!

Tomi from Suomi's picture

That is a truly beautyful ampersand!

I'll give you this:

Mitchell Au's picture

It's either an R or a k..

PabloImpallari's picture

Let's see if we can narrow down the options....

Is it from the brush of one of these geniuses:
Michel Clark, Rob Leuschke, Stephen Rapp, Jason Walcott, Charles Borges de Oliveira, or AlePaul/Angel Koziupa?

Mitchell Au's picture

Is it lower case k from Bernhard Tango by Lucian Bernhard?

Tomi from Suomi's picture

None of the above, Pablo. And yes, it's lower case k but not Tango.

Tomi from Suomi's picture

Hint: this is a re-digitalization from the nineties of an original from cirka 1910…

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