??? Type ID Pop Quiz ???

nicolai's picture

What happened to the Type ID Pop Quiz?

zpunktled's picture

nicolai... i have been asking myself that too...

meanwhile...
we can start this reverse Type ID Pop Quiz into a Type Designer Mom Quiz...


i have the names of the fonts... however i would like to know who made them and if/where they can be purchased.
Perpetua is easy... but it's the other ones that i am interested in knowing about..






and what do you Typophiles say about the space between O and W in the second row TOO SLO W

sorry.... S. Neil Fujita but i reckon there must be an explanation : )

antiuser's picture

I (newbie) only know the other easy one: Stymie was designed by Morris Fuller Benton.
Elsner+Flake, URW, Bitstream and Linotype all have their versions of it.
Railroad Gothic is distributed by Red Rooster and Linotype, and Eden by CastleType.

zpunktled's picture

santa santi antiuser


thanx pal... that was quick!
i am off to check instantly...

Grant Hutchinson's picture

The Type ID Pop Quiz has been archived over here. The gang slowed down after David Hamuel's blurry serif spectacular. I don't know if the thread can get reactivated without moderator intervention.

Yo, Yves! What up wid dat?

Grant Hutchinson's picture

By the way, here are some designer credits.

Echo : by Peter Bell for Stephenson Blake (1956)
Railroad Gothic : ? for Ludlow (c. 1900)
Horizon : by K. F. Bauer & Walter Baum for Bauer (1925)
Radiant : by R. H. Middleton for Ludlow (c. 1940)
Eden : by R. H. Middleton for Ludlow (1934)
Perpetua : by Eric Gill for Monotype (c. 1925-1930)

mike_f's picture

Radiant Heavy seems to correspond to E&F's Radiant Black,
but the R and C are different.

Designed by Robert Hunter Middleton, it's available from
URW and Linotype as well.

To complicate matters, Phil's Fonts has URW's version as
Radiant Heavy.

Steve Jackaman also digitized Radiant Heavy for Red
Rooster Types, available from Veer and Phil's Fonts.

Ooh, and looky here! Jackaman also digitized Radiant Heavy
Alternates, which appears to be your font. Available from
Veer and Phil's Fonts.

I hope all of those links point where they're supposed to.

mike_f's picture

Railroad Gothic by Kingsley/ATF Staff, 1906.
Available from Linotype, Paratype and Phil's Fonts.

Steve Jackaman's Red Rooster digitization available
from Veer and MyFonts.

Grant Hutchinson's picture

Thanks for filling in the links Mike. I hadn't quite got that far yet. :-)

lars's picture

btw: veer was giving away red rooster's railroad gothic for free when you registered at veer.com (this was 2 weeks ago, don't know if they still offer it). lars

hawk's picture

my fault?

[sorry. but i was busy with a movie/film. however, i was reading here and there. i wanted to post new sample/new typeface. but - i didn't see the thread. so...so]


David Hamuel

Grant Hutchinson's picture

Although we're not advertizing it right now, it is still available as a free download on your account page (along with Letraset's Xylo), once you've registered and/or signed in.

Grant Hutchinson's picture

>my fault?

No blame intended, David. You just managed to stump us all.

hawk's picture

where's the thread? i have new sample

[edit:]

or, where's Yves? we want Yves.

mike_f's picture

Actually, Grant, I was working on my Radiant post
(using Identifont mostly) before your post was
here. Jack asked for purchase sources. Filling in
the links with this forum's proprietary system takes
some time though!

I've struck out finding a source for Echo or Horizon.
How 'bout you?

Grant Hutchinson's picture

>I've struck out finding a source for Echo or Horizon. How 'bout you?

Nope, I'm having no luck here either. I have a sneaking suspicion that neither of these faces have been digitized. Echo doesn't really do anything for me, but I'd love to see a fresh version of Horizon Light.

Bald Condensed's picture

> I don't know if the thread can get reactivated without
moderator intervention.
Yo, Yves! What up wid dat?


> where's the thread? i have new sample
[edit:]
or, where's Yves? we want Yves.


Oy, I hear ya. Actually, Chesh is Type ID Pop Quiz mom.
I'm having a look at the thread right now to check its status,
and I'll see what I can do. Be back in a jiffy!

Bald Condensed's picture

Seems like I got carried away a bit... Type ID Pop Quiz
has been revived but somehow stays at the bottom of
the list.
I hope Joseph'n'Jared won't get mad at me for trying
to do stuff that was never explained to me... whoops.

Help me out J'n'J. I hope I didn't break anything... :-(

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