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

Florian Hardwig's picture

This is how it works:

  • A complete glyph is published in the Type ID Pop Quiz.
  • Try to identify the typeface. To win, you need to name both the typeface and the weight.
  • 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 complete glyph, black on white background, presented in a 288 x 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 first. Too easy? Go to the Expert Level Type ID Pop Quiz.

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.

eliason's picture

Springsteel has that structure, but the shape doesn't quite match.

riccard0's picture

Interesting @ for sure, even if I read a fallen down e every time I look at it ;-)

John Lyttle's picture

Mentone looks like the right shape, but it’s from 2008. http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/paragraph/mentone/regular/characters.html

riccard0's picture

I think Murphy forgot the thread... ;-)

murphy.md's picture

Ooops sorry, trail went a bit cold for a while.

The designer describes this font as Futura meets Gill Sans, with a hint of Tschichold's Uhertype. Springsteel is very close, but this font unfortunately isn't free (although with good reason).

Here's another glyph from the same font.

Jan's picture

I’d say it’s Karbon by Kris Sowersby, although the @ seems to be semibold whereas the u seems medium weight.

murphy.md's picture

Bravo Jan! Although you might be right about the weights: it was so long I'd forgotten which I'd used and was too lazy to check. (The alternative answer was that it was an extra test for you type geniuses.)

Did you get it from the @, or did the bowl of the U give it away?

nina's picture

Oh, good. I was sure it was Prokyon and then I was sure it was FF Daxline, but their "@"s are both a bit different (though similar in structure).

Jan's picture

Thanks, Michael.
Did you get it from the @, or did the bowl of the U give it away?
Well, I checked spurless lowercase faces and ended up with Karbon.
So, I guess the ‘u’ gave it away.
;-)
Will come up with a new challenge soon.

riccard0's picture

Jan, the monopolist of Type ID Pop Quizzes! ;-)

Jan's picture

:-)

Here we go again:

murphy.md's picture

Oh that's a shame, I believe I know it.

Jan's picture

We have a winner.
Your turn, Florian.

Florian Hardwig's picture

Sorry for the delay. Here we go again:

Florian Hardwig's picture

The complementary style of this one was awarded a Certificate of Excellence in Type Design at the TDC² competition.

Florian Hardwig's picture

That is correct! It is the ☞ (white right pointing index) from Ondrej Jób’s wonderful typeface. Your turn.

eliason's picture

Okay, here you are:

eliason's picture

The font designer is Polish.

eliason's picture

Yes, but what glyph? :-)

Tomi from Suomi's picture

I would boldly guess a numbersign (or hash-mark for the Britons).

eliason's picture

Nope.

Tomi from Suomi's picture

No, it's Hbar!

eliason's picture

That's right Tomi!
But I suppose next turn should go to John, since he provided the font and that's what the rules ask for.

John Lyttle's picture

Well done, Tomi. I did not figure out the Hbar solution. But since you & Craig are in agreement that I should post the next glyph …

John Lyttle's picture

Here’s a hint: the type designer is American.

John Lyttle's picture

It's an alternate Q in the typeface.

John Lyttle's picture

According to a certain parody music video, “using this typeface is like smoking nicotine.”

Tomi from Suomi's picture

Is that Neutraface Condensed Medium?

John Lyttle's picture

Tomi, you got it right except for the weight. It's not medium.

John Lyttle's picture

Tomi, please post the next challenge.

Tomi from Suomi's picture

Hokay: here goes:

Tomi from Suomi's picture

Hint: designer is born Canadian, now living in Finland.

Tomi from Suomi's picture

No, this is not my typeface. That A is originally tilted that way.

John Lyttle's picture

I got a little carried away. I'm not eligible to win this round, so it’s just as well that I was incorrect.

Tomi from Suomi's picture

First name of the designer is Brian.

Tomi from Suomi's picture

And typeface is inspired by Mickey Mouse.

Birdseeding's picture

Circus Mouse Black, but you really made it eminently googlable. ;)

Birdseeding's picture

Should I post a new one?

Birdseeding's picture

Okay, I think it's safe to post another one now, it's been weeks.

Florian Hardwig's picture

Sure, go ahead, Johan!

Birdseeding's picture

Thanks. Well, being fairly new to the site and needing an avatar I went with the obvious cliché choice, a glyph and an ampersand at that. I think I might as well post that!

I really like this ampersand, it's very simple and looks a bit like an airplane skywriting a heart, which is endearing. :) The typeface is very uncommon, I'd say, certainly not widespread - and yet I see it virtually every day when I work.

Birdseeding's picture

Oh there you go, that was incredibly quick. :) See, I told you I have difficulty judging the level of challenge these pose.

(Esseltub (or Esseltube in its digital form) is the typeface formerly used in all stations of the Stockholm metro. I live at one of the few stations - Kista - that still prominently uses the font rather than Helvetica or (I think) Meta in newer applications.)

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