>>> Type ID Pop Quiz V2.3 - 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

Time to reboot the Type ID Pop Quiz - Expert Level. Here's da new challenge.

Miss Tiffany's picture

Something Spanish?

Bald Condensed's picture

Hints already? :^D

Nope.

Wiewauters's picture

gi Ligature of Feijoa Medium?
Or the gj Ligature.

Linda Cunningham's picture

There's a gj ligature?

Wiewauters's picture

apparantly:

Linda Cunningham's picture

Learn something new every day.... :-)

Bald Condensed's picture

gi-ligature, but one can't tell the difference from the portion I showed, so I'll consider that as a correct answer. Take it away, Dries.

BTW What are you doing on Typophile on Saturdaynight at 2:15 am? :D

Wiewauters's picture

Well Yves, I'm still a student, and we're the kind of people that can work all night, without intruding on their wife, children, sleeping habits or 9-to-5 jobs. It's a pity though.

Feast on the new Challenge:

Bald Condensed's picture

Now that one looks strangely familiar... but I can't compete this round, so...

BTW I think you show but a very small portion of the glyph, so if this takes too long to get identified you might want to consider showing a bit more. ;^)

T.'s picture

Is this from Underware?

Florian Hardwig's picture

It’s the angry koi’s bun … or, to be more precise, the upper part of lowercase r in Sauna Dingbats Solo. Yes, by Underware! ;) But why are there fishes in the sauna? On position v there swims a happy one, too.

Florian Hardwig's picture

Ah okay, ‘Read naked’ reveals that it is actually the ‘Radical’, with its female counterpart ‘Venus’—that explains the character mapping, at least.

T.'s picture

Ahhh, now you win... bleehhh ;-)

Wiewauters's picture

Indeed Florian, you win

Florian Hardwig's picture

Yeehaw! Okay, let’s go:

Florian Hardwig's picture

Well … it’s an uppercase letter.

Miss Tiffany's picture

Cap G ....

Florian Hardwig's picture

Yess, Miss Tiff … now having that, you’re almost there, no?

Florian Hardwig's picture

More hints, obviously …
Well, Miss Tiffany most likely knows it, and so should Linda C.—while Ties, Dries & Yves don’t have to be familiar with that letterform. Nevertheless, it ain’t a male/female thingy)

T.'s picture

You mean it is an American thing?

Linda Cunningham's picture

I'm not an American, thanks. ;-)

It looks like the "G" in "General Foods" on a cereal box.

paul d hunt's picture

Monotype School Script cap G

T.'s picture

Oh Linda, I am sorry. You people leave your door unlocked, don't you? ;-)

Linda Cunningham's picture

ROFL! That's OK, Ties. Yes, there are places in Canada that don't lock their doors, but a city the size of Calgary isn't one of them. ;-)

Florian Hardwig's picture

Yes, Paul, that’s right!

And yes Ties, I thought of the American style of handwriting—American as in ‘North America’ … or how does a Canadian cursive G look like? :)

paul d hunt's picture

Brand new type... mmmmMMM!

T.'s picture

Lowercase-g?

paul d hunt's picture

yup. the g is what won me over on this one. drawn by one of our fellow typophile type designers.

paul d hunt's picture

Originally commissioned for public transportation signage, it feels a bit like Metron, but has it's own flavor added:

paul d hunt's picture

is anyone still playing???

T.'s picture

Yes! Tomorrow I will search a little better.

paul d hunt's picture

This design was originally a Cyrillic-only design with the Latin counterpart developed afterward.

paul d hunt's picture

*yawn*

Linda Cunningham's picture

You young people, so impatient! ;-)

paul d hunt's picture

lol. i just know i'll completely forget about this if someone doesn't solve it soon. :^p

T.'s picture

...searching...not Pill Gothic...searching...

T.'s picture

Someone should know this right?
Lot's of glyphs...but it isn't me...sorry Paul.

paul d hunt's picture

myfonts is the only reseller of this face. i believe it just came off special. the designer informs me the Cyrillic version will be available soon. :D

T.'s picture

Ok Ok...finally, afetr too much clues:

PTL Zatro it is.

T.

paul d hunt's picture

no, not Zatro, but someone emailed me the correct answer. i've asked him to post it here so he can get appropriate credit and so this game can move along. :^D

T.'s picture

Hmm. Ok. Really similar to Zatro though.

Michel Boyer's picture

What I found is Zion Train demi bold by Andrij Shevchenko (Berdyansk, Ukraine). The foundry is AndrijType.

paul d hunt's picture

and that's the one, whew! your turn to post a challenge, Michel

Michel Boyer's picture

Well, I am only a font user, and I use them to get mathematical texts that look how I like, but if I ever submit for publication, the publisher chooses the font, not me. On the other hand, I also like languages and here is a font I experimented with for some text containing polytonic greek. I'll say no more for now.

Michel Boyer's picture

Finding that letter should be quite easy, even if the font contains polytonic greek, cyrillic, and IPA-extension characters.

Michel Boyer's picture

Here is an additional hint, the letter eth:

hrant's picture

That's Gentium.

hhp

Michel Boyer's picture

Yes indeed! And now it's your turn to post a challenge.

hrant's picture

I don't know if this is a good difficulty level...

BTW, Paul Hunt is excluded from participating in this one.
And yes, that's a hint.

hhp

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