(x) David Sylvian Tour T-shirt - Adobe Garamond {Yves}

adriano's picture



Anyone recognizes this Serif? Thanks in advanced.

adriano's picture

:-) Thanks. IS rather difficult to ID the serif type comparing to the sans... Thanks Yves!

karen's picture

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!

hdschellnack's picture

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.

Miss Tiffany's picture

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.

:-)

cheshiredave's picture

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.

sylvian

Even so, the screen printing made it a little harder to ID. Good job, Yves.

karen's picture

Thanks guys!

With tips like these I could put up with worse arrogant bastardry.

:-)

PYMadlon's picture

Sylvian does have a T in his name: David "Throatwarbler" Sylvian.

-- always an important post from Paul

Bald Condensed's picture

> 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 :/

Bald Condensed's picture

> 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.

Bald Condensed's picture

> 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

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