Archive through May 30, 2003

jfp's picture

no, just, many things happen, such off line of Typophile forums for a while,

And nobody found it yet.
Only four answers to date, none of them find it.

Answer to my 24 April questions, it will help.

Miss Tiffany's picture

Jeremy Tankard's Aspect.

jfp's picture

no, sorry Tiffany, not from this side of Atlantic

John Hudson's picture

Since everyone seems to have given up on this, and it has been more than a month since JFP posed the challenge, perhaps he would like to tell us the answer?

Miss Tiffany's picture

Or give us more of this character.

jfp's picture

Quite late, here, but as you ask, I will post a new image soon. Nobody answered to my questions dated back 24 april? Answer to them, it will help a lot to find it.

jfp's picture

other image

so, that the other view of same typeface! Better ideas?

cheshiredave's picture

no idea about the font -- as for the character, italic g or q?

How about narrowing the geographic field a little from "not east of the Atlantic Ocean"?

cheshiredave's picture

Also, maybe to narrow the field a just a tiny bit, maybe we should institute a rule that the character must appear in the name of the typeface. Any objections?

Miss Tiffany's picture

The name of the file which JFP uploaded is something like "tq.gif" And JFP said previously, when I took a guess with Tankard, that it wasn't that side of the Atlantic. Baffled, I am, baffled!

kentlew's picture

JFP --

Okay, this is a total, wild guess on my part because I don't have a good sample handy to compare, but . . .

Is this the lc. 'q' from Carol Twombly's Mirarae?

-- K.

jfp's picture

Kent, your suddenly very close. Right font, not right glyph. Give me the right name of the glyph, and declare you the winner!

:-)

finally!

kentlew's picture

JFP --

You didn't put a bounding box on your images, so didn't realize earlier that you hadn't cropped the bottom. I guess I was influenced by the power of suggestion from Tiffany's earlier post.

Anyway, looks like the glyph is 'a'.

Stephen --

If I could get a decent connection out here in the boondocks, then I could actually give you young whippersnappers a run for your money.

-- K.

jfp's picture

Kent,
Thanks, this the a, you are the winner!
Seems so simple, afterwards! n'est-ce pas Stephen? ;-)

Yves,
About the font Mirarae, I don't have it, only the word Mirarae as Illustrator file that I have used for the Charles Peignot Prize book last summer. Gently provided by Jim Lyles.
(http://www.typographe.com/images/)

About your old FS stuff, why you don't open a new topic?

kentlew's picture

Here's the next challenge.

Type Quiz 05/29/03

Chesh, it's not in the name of the typeface; sorry, that seems like too restrictive a requirement.

-- K.

cheshiredave's picture

Look how sneaky I am! I conned Kent into divulging that the name of the font doesn't include the letter Q! So let's see -- that narrows it down quite a bit...to, like, only a million possibilities or so...

jfp's picture

Orion Q by Hermann Zapf, 1971, Linotype?

kentlew's picture

Nope. Not by Zapf.

matteson's picture

Brioso Q?

John Hudson's picture

No, not Brioso, but suspiciously Slimbachesque. It is most similar to the Minion Q, but alas not identical.

matteson's picture

Yeah, I noticed the Slimbachish-ness, but knew it wasn't Minion. I haven't actually even seen the Brioso Q, but thought it might be worth a shot, eh ;-)

kentlew's picture

Slimbachish, eh? Well, it's not by Slimbach. (Minion is awfully similar to this detail, though, isn't it.)

-- K.

John Hudson's picture

Aha! Methinks it is the Q from Trump Medi

Stephen Coles's picture

Kent, you put me to shame.

Bald Condensed's picture

Damn, I should've had a go at it. I thought I recognized
Mirarae's lovely curves.

Can I name the glyph, or do you specifically want Kent
to give it? It is quite obvious... ;)

P.S. When I was still working at FontShop and writing
and designing FontNews, our promotional magazine, I
used to include a Type Quiz in every issue. Would anybody
mind if I posted them here as well, just for laughs?

Bald Condensed's picture

Also, maybe to narrow the field just a tiny bit,
maybe we should institute a rule that the character
must appear in the name of the typeface.


Hi Chesh, I just noticed this post of yours a bit further
up. If only you knew... heh heh heh ;)

Pas mal, n'est-ce pas, Jean-Fran

Bald Condensed's picture

Hey J-F, I suddenly realized: it's quite surprising
you use a typeface from the Bitstream CD-ROM as I
understood from previous posts that you are not that
fond of Bitstream politics regarding trademarks &c. ;)
If I may be so bald... =D

Bald Condensed's picture

It struck me as being quite Goudyesque methinks.
Suspiciously looks like ITC Berkeley Oldstyle to me.

Bald Condensed's picture

Unless it's a Georg Trump face ov courz, something like
Delphin (1951) or Trump Medi

Bald Condensed's picture

(transcript from inner voice conversation late, very late,
last night)

- Ohmygawd, is it two o'clock already! <yawn> Well, the
"number" pages for this annual report will have to wait
till tomorrow!

- Wait, let's have a quick look at the Typophile Forums
before calling it a day - well actually a day AND night.

- Hmmm... I might as well have a go at the Type ID
Pop Quiz. That glyph fragment looks very familiar. Berkeley?
Let's check. To the rescue, my trusted FontBook!

- Nah, that's not right. Or it could be Trump's Delphin...
Yeah, possible. Should I check some other faces?

- Ah-ha! Trump Medi

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