>>> 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.

Birdseeding's picture

Sterling is right. :)

Tim Ahrens's picture

Beorcana?

Birdseeding's picture

No, sorry. I'll wait another day or two before dropping clues.

Birdseeding's picture

This designer's handiwork is seen everyday by (I'm sure) the vast majority of Typophile users.

Birdseeding's picture

Dammit, I thought my last clue might have provided a hint.

riccard0's picture

Yes, I think it has, but, at least in my case, memory failed me, and, given Typophile’s present state of non-searchabily, I didn’t even tried to look for a lead.

Birdseeding's picture

That last throwaway comment was meant to be another clue.

daverowland's picture

Haha, clever. I know it but I'm not allowed to guess!

Birdseeding's picture

Look, if Dave can look closely at what I've written and see what's been hinted, you can too. :)

Birdseeding's picture

This designer is most well-known for his work on other peoples' fonts.

riccard0's picture

Ok, I was looking in the wrong places...
The crop is from Amanda (regular weight), by Tom Rickner, best known as the man behind the production and hinting of Georgia, Verdana and Tahoma, among several others fonts.

Birdseeding's picture

Yep, well done. It was difficult figuring out more explicit clues than the ones I'd already given, without making it all too apparent. :D

riccard0's picture

Thank you.
So I guess it’s my turn now.
I will post something soonish.

riccard0's picture

Here we go:

riccard0's picture

Should I start dropping hints?

daverowland's picture

Is it an s?

riccard0's picture

It’s not.

Mitchell Au's picture

Is it a 5?

riccard0's picture

Johan, according to rules, you shouldn’t participate this turn.
Well, the rules actually say you can’t win it, but you know what I mean :-)

Mitchell, no, not a 5.

Birdseeding's picture

Oh, I thought that just applied to guessing actual fonts. :) Will shush now.

eliason's picture

S?

riccard0's picture

It’S not ;-)

eliason's picture

$?

riccard0's picture

It’s basic alphanumeric.

eliason's picture

g?

riccard0's picture

Yes, |g| it is.

Frode Bo Helland's picture

Nebulon?

riccard0's picture

Well, you almost nailed it.
Except that Nebulon was never released with that name.
Could you also tell us the style?

Frode Bo Helland's picture

Aha! That’s why I couldn’t find it anywhere. Biome Ultra, I suspect.

Frode Bo Helland's picture

Or Wide, or Wide ultra.

hrant's picture

That's the second Crossgrove in four glyphs.

hhp

riccard0's picture

Actually, just Black, but Wide, indeed:


Well done!
Your turn :-)

riccard0's picture

That's the second Crossgrove in four glyphs.

You’re right. I hadn’t noticed. It seems like his glyphs lend themselves to be quiz material ;-)

Frode Bo Helland's picture


Good luck!

Birdseeding's picture

Interrobang?

Frode Bo Helland's picture

Yes! Good call.

Birdseeding's picture

P22 Underground Pro (Demi)?

Frode Bo Helland's picture

Bingo! That was too easy. I’ll have to up the level next time.

Birdseeding's picture

Varsågod:

Birdseeding's picture

Whut not even a glyph guess? It should be pretty obv.

Frode Bo Helland's picture

I can’t guess right?

riccard0's picture

|z|?

Birdseeding's picture

Indeed, it's a lower-case z.

Mitchell Au's picture

Is it by a Swedish designer?

Birdseeding's picture

No, it's not. In fact, this glyph is from one of those extra alphabets added to make the product have a wider appeal.

riccard0's picture

Do you mean it’s from a CJK font?

Birdseeding's picture

No, but the alphabet of it's source of inspiration – and that originally designed – is not the latin one. :)

Birdseeding's picture

This typeface has a wealth of quirky detail that makes it obvious to the knowledgeable viewer in the country concerned that it's indeed this typeface. It's sort of a classic.

Birdseeding's picture

The original designer of this typeface worked on it for five years, combining influences from 18th-century cyrillic type and renaissance roman type.

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