>>> Type ID Pop Quiz V2.2 - Expert Level

Bald Condensed'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 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, I 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.

Bald Condensed's picture

Continued from here — unfortunately the previous thread just died on us. Here’s a new challenge. You know the drill. ;^)

Conor's picture

An oldstyle tailed z (ezh) perhaps?

Bald Condensed's picture

Although the shape is indeed that, this face is anything but oldstyle. ;^)

T.'s picture

Deleted.
(wrong read)

Bald Condensed's picture

Hey, whassup? No-one's game? Yell if you want a hint! :^P

Miss Tiffany's picture

Is it an upright script?

Bald Condensed's picture

Nope, it's a very recent design that's quite hard to categorise. If I described it, you would immediately know what it is.

Grot Esqué's picture

Blah, is it animated?

Bald Condensed's picture

Nope, it's a totally crazy blend of different styles and influences that miraculously manages to work as a gorgeous and balanced face. Plus it's got a gazillion alternate glyphs.

frischmilch's picture

i first thought about the ezh in Yanone Kaffeesatz and then i tried the 3 in Delicious (both free fonts), but no one fits.

Bald Condensed's picture

It's not a freeware font, but it partly is. (Ooooh, I'm being cryptic now)

Miss Tiffany's picture

Oh I know I know

Grot Esqué's picture

Zalamander Regular, I’d guess.

Bald Condensed's picture

YES!!! Good one, Lari! :^D

Read my review on Typographer.org. ;^)

OK, you're up. Give us something tasty.

Grot Esqué's picture

Why didn’t you say anything, Tiff?

Should’ve known without the semi-free tip when I was shooting for Burbank.

Is it ok to wait till Monday, or should I post something right away?

Bald Condensed's picture

> Why didn’t you say anything, Tiff?

Because that would've been cheating. I was talking with Tiff about Zalamander the other day and she knew I was going to post it as a challenge in one of the Type ID Pop Quizzes. :^P

> Is it ok to wait till Monday, or should I post something right away?

That's all right -- just don't wait too long or the thread dies on us all over again. ;^)

Grot Esqué's picture

Couldn’t post the one I wanted, so here’s a random one.

Grot Esqué's picture

So I waited too long?

v-six's picture

So I waited too long?

Nope, I'll get things started to keep things alive.

My first reaction was What font has a 'Q' like that. Aldus? No.

My second reaction was Am I sure I have the right letter?

Am I chasing a ghost (i.e. the wrong letter)?

Grot Esqué's picture

It’s a q.

Hey, this is going a lot better than my previous one.

Miss Tiffany's picture

Yes, it would've been cheating if I commented. :^D

Grot Esqué's picture

This one’s not Hrant’s cup of tea, I suppose.

Linda Cunningham's picture

Um, is it Palatino?

[edit: cap Q, and Roman, I think]

v-six's picture

I had the same thought about Palatino actually and had to take a look to be sure. The modulation near the end of the tail on Palatino is much sharper than this. Even though I'm wrong on a daily basis so we shall see.

On a random note, is there a more specific word for this than a tail?

Grot Esqué's picture

Not Palatino. Maybe I should say this is a lower case q.

v-six's picture

Ah, so I was chasing a ghost.

This is me running back to Intermediate level.

Linda Cunningham's picture

Not only running, but screaming.... ;-)

Grot Esqué's picture

Come back!

Relatively new, used by a famous and respected director in a movie.

Grot Esqué's picture

Should I post a new one?

Linda Cunningham's picture

How about posting the answer to this one? ;-)

sim's picture

It will be better to have a clue. ;^)

Grot Esqué's picture

It is Linotype Caterina, a calligraphic face I knew nothing about.

This new one is my love.

Grot Esqué's picture

I meant mon amour…

Linda Cunningham's picture

Gee, Lari, there's only something around 18 trillion French blackletter scripts to parse.... ;-)

Bald Condensed's picture

Hey, this is the Expert Level Quiz after all. ;^)

Linda Cunningham's picture

And it's been almost 48 hours and not even a sniff: somthing tells me that "expert" isn't the word most people would use.... ;-)

Grot Esqué's picture

Not French but German.

Linda Cunningham's picture

ROFL! And there's only 48 trillion German blackletters to look at? ;-)

Grot Esqué's picture

I don’t think there’s much more clues left…

Grot Esqué's picture

The designer is known for his free fonts. That’s right, the double f word.

Bald Condensed's picture

Could this be a creation of Manfred Klein's?

Is this one a free font?

Grot Esqué's picture

Yes! Manfred Klein it is. I was just about to come here calling the man small, so it’s a good thing you got here first. ——— Well, I’m not sure if it’s a free font but those Amour hints should send any fraktur lover in the right direction.

barthak's picture

I found a font of Manfred Klein named MonAmourFraktur, but I couldn't find that glyph in there...

Grot Esqué's picture

There are 28 fonts that match the hints so far. The name of this one refers to an area in Germany. And if it isn’t obvious, this one isn’t suitable for running text or even headings, if you ask me.

barthak's picture

OK, I got it! It's WeimarCaps by Manfred Klein, capital A, right?

Grot Esqué's picture

Freedom! Here I come! All yours, Bart.

barthak's picture

Here it is, have fun :)

thierry blancpain's picture

the stroke-modulation screams sauna italic swash for me, but i cant find a fitting letter.

barthak's picture

Nope, this little puppy didn't go to the sauna ;)

thierry blancpain's picture

you're answer would've been such a good hint if it was really bello. and i cant think of another font with a dogs name.

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