>>> Type ID Pop Quiz V2.3.1 - 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

OK Florian, I started a new thread as the other one grew waaay too long. Post your new challenge below.

Take it away! ;^)

Florian Hardwig's picture

Thanks a lot, Yves! Well, then let’s go:


This time, at least naming the glyph shouldn’t be too hard.

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

lowercase q Dispatch???

Florian Hardwig's picture

Not a q …

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

Sorry for being rude 2 U - Hi Florian!!! :-)

Is it the alternate g?

Florian Hardwig's picture

Hi Mike,
hallelujah! Yes, it is the alternate g of Dispatch Condensed by Cyrus Highsmith. Gosh, what a shame—15 minutes. I guess I really should have cropped it more maliciously, huh? ;°D
But after this and that, I thought it might be nice to slow down the pace.
Wrong, then. Arrrgh! :°)

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

Whoopie for me!!! I finally got on the advanced ones!

Thanks Florian. I didn't even check for a Condensed weight- so we'll take off a million points okay? :o) ... hehe.

I'll post something soon... I'm trying to think of fonts that are not easily guessable.

Mike Diaz :-)

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

Thank you guys for waiting!

Okay here we go for the clue hunters:

"If this little guy would have visited my no-so-classy hometown of Pomona California yesterday he would have certainly boiled over at a whopping 110°F (or 43°C for our metric friends). Sadly for many of us (but not all) his time has passed. Feel free to guess."

Take that and that and this font freaks!

Mikey ;OP

PS... I put the pink border to make Yves mad... aheheeheheh

sim's picture

An outline face, probably the g or the e. May be a variant of a handwriting family.

sim's picture

Althouth I prefer the 1 pixel red border, I find your pink one suit pretty well with your avatar ;^)

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

Andre you are right it is an outline face and this is an e too. And of course the pink rocks my avatar.

Mikey :-)

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

Hi guys. Stumped? Perhaps I made it a little too hard.

Well you can't actually find this font anywhere on the internet anymore. But if you take your thinking caps back to 2001 when you binged on free fonts you might remember this one. The designer is from down under, but this cuddly (yet ferocious) font is from a place much colder.

Mike :-)

ps... this is another glyph to break the ice with... uh hmmm...

Nick Cooke's picture

Polar Bear by Chank.

(I only got it because of your clue).

Edit. Oh yeah I forgot - m.

Nick Cooke

sim's picture

Is there a way that we could see a sample of that typeface?

Nick Cooke's picture

This is the only one I could find:

Polar Bear

Nick Cooke

sim's picture

Thanks for the link Nick. I've a better idea why there was a difference between the two sample (e and m).

André

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

Nick you got it!!! I looked all over and couldn't find a page with a sample of Polar Bear. I guess it wasn't that hard after all!

The designer of Polar Bear is David Buck from SparkyType (please spend $$$ on his site guys). David told he couldn't remember much about the typeface at the time of its creation except that he was working for Chank at the time. But there may be something new in the future along similar lines as Polar Bear.

Many people try to do cute and fluffy and they fail. Not Mr. Buck! :-)

Nick, take it away!

Mikey :-)

Nick Cooke's picture

OK, Here we go. Hopefully this will last longer than my last one (about 5 mins).

I won't give any info yet.

Nick Cooke

Florian Hardwig's picture

So, let’s start: Blackletter?

Nick Cooke's picture

No. But YOU are in the right area Florian.

Nick Cooke

sim's picture

Caps B or R from German type designer.

Florian Hardwig's picture

ß as in ſʒ!

Nick Cooke's picture

Not cap B or R, but yes to the 2nd bit.

Nick Cooke's picture

Yeß.

Nick Cooke

Nick Cooke's picture

No takers?

Come on! you kahn get this.

Nick Cooke

Nick Cooke's picture

Hello?... Anyone?... Hello?

I've just cleared the tumbleweed away to bring this new character with a similar feature to the previous character.

Nick Cooke

sim's picture

Seems to be a special typeface which has been drawn by a german type designer. I deduct that's probably a person named Khan if I understand one of your post. ;^) That's what I'm looking for since last week! Hopping I'm in a good way.

Nick Cooke's picture

You're getting warm Andre.

He was born Kahn, but that is not how was known. He was multi talented, but mainly known for posters.

Nick Cooke

typovar's picture

Sorry, I missed some...
My track-page linked to the old Quests... silly!

My attempt on this one:

Lucian Bernhard (Emil Kahn) designed several fonts.
I Believe Didgeree Doodle NF shows some 'gelijkenis'.

Arjen

Nick Cooke's picture

You're right about Lucian Bernhard Arjen, but it's not Didgeree Doodle NF.

I've no idea what gelijkenis are/is.

Nick Cooke

Nick Cooke's picture

I hang my head in shame :^*

Think Monotype not Linotype.

Mea culpa.

Nick Cooke

Quincunx's picture

...shows some 'gelijkenis' = similarities.

typovar's picture

Thanks Quincunx.

Ok Bernhard Bold Condensed.
It wasn't so hard to find on My Fonts. Someone allready suggested it was ß.

And I found some info & a poster he designed here.

Lucian Bernhard was born in Stuttgart, Germany in 1860. Mainly a self-taught artist, in 1905 Bernhard won a competition sponsored for the Berlin Chamber of Commerce. He began producing posters and quickly established himself as one of the most important people working in this field in Germany.
Bernhard was employed by the German government during the First World War to produce propaganda posters. After the war he became Professor of Poster Design at the Berlin Royal Academy.
In 1923 Bernhard moved to the United States where he joined with Rockwell Kent to establish the New York design company, Contempora. Over the next few years he was involved in several projects including the design of 36 different typefaces. Lucian Bernhard died in 1972.

Nick Cooke's picture

For some reason MT call it Bernard Bold Condensed. It's like a sanitised version of a Bernhard font, but yes Arjen, you're right.

I first became aware of Lucian Bernhard at an exhibition of 'Deutsche Plakate 1888-1933' called 'Kunst Kommerz Visionen' at the Deutsches Historiches Museum in Berlin in 1992 where LB featured quite prominently. There were a number of contemporaries of LB who all worked in a similar graphic style; Julius Gipkens, Louis Oppenheim, and Julius Klinger, but Bernhard stood out for me.

There was some fantastic stuff there. I wonder if that exhibition ever travelled?

Take it away Arjen.

Nick Cooke

Quincunx's picture

Ok, that is freaky coincidence. We (my class) just discussed that poster at art history/typography history today. Only 3 hours ago or something, lol.

sim's picture

Is it possible to see the entire glyph ß chosen in Bernhard bold condensed. I think, but I can be wrong, the first portion of the glyph showed by Nick does'nt look like the one on Bernhard bold condensed from Myfonts (showed below).

typovar's picture

There are at least two version of the Bold Condensed:


Monotype Imaging Font Family — 1 style;

Bitstream Font Family — 1 style;

Then Linotype, URW++, Paratype, Elsner&Flake, and others offer versions of Bernhard.
I guess the quality of the preview-image doesn't make it easy to compare.

typovar's picture

But sim, you're absolutely right!!!
Bernard MT Condensed (not Bold) looks more like the image showed by Nick:


And there is a similar one by Mecanorma:

sim's picture

Thanks Arjen for the answer. d:¬)

typovar's picture

Here's a new one.

sim's picture

What a «sharp» typeface! ;¬)

A caps R or Q?

typovar's picture

No, it's something more special.

sim's picture

That's what I thought when I took a second look at the little slant line in the up left corner. I'm in the dark for now.

Lex Kominek's picture

Maybe an 's' or 'S' with a big spike coming off of it?

- Lex

typovar's picture

You'll find this character under keystroke '8'.
edit: it's more or less someding illustrative. Second image:

Florian Hardwig's picture

Ha! It’s Bello Words Body by Underware. The brush gave it away.

typovar's picture

Congratulations Florian.
And to be precise: Bello Words Solo.

Florian Hardwig's picture

Yeah!
And to be precise: Bello Words Solo.
Well, but this glyph is identical in the Body cut … ;^)

Florian Hardwig's picture

Okay, next one:

No hints for now …
[edit: a slightly larger view]

typovar's picture

First I thought it was a rotated 8 or 3, but it looks weird.
My guess is 'x' of some script-face.
[edit:] Roundhand BT ???

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