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Anyone recognizes this Serif? Thanks in advanced.
Thanks. IS rather difficult to ID the serif type comparing to the sans... Thanks Yves!
Hey Yves, How could you tell? And how could you be so sure? What's the giveaway? I don't know how to id Garamond, esp not in upper case. Thanks!
Yves is right. Looks a bit like semibold SmallCaps, but that's hard to tell on a screen-printed shirt without some other letters. Bit the letterform of the Garamond is distinctive enough to be pretty sure even so. The letterspacing could be better, though :-D.
I agree with you Yves. It's all about the gut! --- If you train your eye to look at the fiddly details, often it is simply just one of those fiddly details that helps you with the ID. --- Yves has much better skills at this and it sounds like he's spent much more time, than I have, looking through the type specimen books. His ways are the best.
That S is a pretty good Garamond indicator, but nothing says Garamond like the two differently angled serifs on the top of the T. If Sylvian had a T in his name, that pretty much would have been a dead giveaway. Even so, the screen printing made it a little harder to ID. Good job, Yves.
Thanks guys! With tips like these I could put up with worse arrogant bastardry. :-)
Sylvian does have a T in his name: David "Throatwarbler" Sylvian. -- always an important post from Paul
Plain ole' Adobe Garamond ;-)
> How could you tell? And how could you be so sure? What's the giveaway? Karen, I don't know very well how to answer that without sounding like the conceited arrogant ba$tard I am. ;P In short, at first glance it "felt" like Adobe Garamond. This always plays a big part in those '3-minutes' ID's, and I don't know if anyone else can confirm that (Stephen, Chesh, Tiff, Hrant, anyone?) There's a certain balance, thoughtfulness and smoothness to the face that's undeniable (for me anyways). It's like placing my hand on my wife's hip: I don't know by any means what the exact curve should be or what the precise texture of her skin is like, but I can tell it's my wife's hip. Once I got past the initial 'gut-feeling' stage, the serifs on the uc 'S' told me it was a Slimbach design, and both the shape of the nick at the apex of the uc 'A' and the overall weight distribution confirmed it was Adobe Garamond. I didn't even check. ;P I warned you for the 'conceited arrogant ba$tard' bit! And now somebody comes in and proves it's Garamond BQ or whatever :/
> IS rather difficult to ID the serif type comparing to the sans... You're right, especially all-caps. If it weren't for 'gut-feeling', I would've needed a run through the FontBook or at least some looking-up in Rookledge's. Furthermore, there's more than a few 'Garamonds' around, and even more related and similar typefaces.
> it sounds like he's spent much more time, than I have, looking through the type specimen books. You hit it on the head Tiff, but did you really have to say that out loud? Now I sound like a total and utter nerd. There goes my street credibility... I hope I don't get kicked out of my rock band. =D