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kentlew's picture

Yves, you let the cat out of the bag. You were sooo close. But John Hudson nailed it positively. It is indeed Trump Medi

jfp's picture

Kent, I think, without Yves, John will never found it, no? I propose that booth, in conjonction, will propose a new quiz?

John Hudson's picture

I really would not have got it without Yves' mention of Trump. Compared to most of the present company, I'm very bad at identifying typefaces. However, since Yves has been so gracious (except for the bit where he called me an American!), I'll post a challenge very shortly.

John Hudson's picture

Okay, here it is. I was really tempted to post something non-Latin: a small corner of a Chinese character, the feather of an Armenian bird letter, or the reph form of an Hindi vocalic R, but I settled on something a little less obscure:

Type ID popquiz first

Looks like a Latin lowercase e to me, but appearences can be misleading.

eomine's picture

Wow, John, is this "less obscure"? ;-)
Anyway, I'm assuming this is not Latin, right?

John Hudson's picture

No, not ITC Stone Serif.

Eduardo, it may or may not be Latin. It may in fact be a lowercase Latin e. But that in itself might be misleading. :-)

eomine's picture

Hmm... So it's a character that looks like a
Latin e but it's actually a character from
another language/script...
Well, I have no idea. :-)

jfp's picture

Yves, I have seen also a Stone, but quickly, I noticed that Stone don't have a diagonal cut like that.

John, what is the proportion of this part of a glyph? xheight? cap? its a Latin "based" script (such Greek, Cyrillic and others are in some way?)

cheshiredave's picture

So it may be an ae or oe ligature?

John Hudson's picture

what is the proportion of this part of a glyph? xheight?

x-height

its a Latin "based" script (such Greek, Cyrillic and others are in some way?)

Sheesh, you want me to tell you everything?

It's European script in modern use (which effectively means that it is Greek-based).

matteson's picture

Here's a shot in the dark: a lower case abkhasian che from Gentium.

John Hudson's picture

Wow, wild shot, but it's really nothing that obscure. Since so few people seem to be making a stab at this, let me provide some clues:

This is, in fact, exactly the same glyph as the Latin lowercase e character in a Latin typeface, but you would likely be misled if you set off looking for a Latin typeface.

This typeface is available online.

John Hudson's picture

Well, this is a very poor showing. And you call yourselves type ID experts? Sad. :-)

Okay, here's a bit more of the type, and another clue: this typeface was originally designed for typesetting the Bible.

Type ID pop quiz second

eomine's picture

Is it from a Dutch designer?

jfp's picture

too bad to be Dutch! I'm sure I know it now, but I really have no idea, grr. The only "started as Bible font" I know is Weidmann, but its not that one.

Europe or America designer?

before 1990 or after?

beejay's picture

John - On the DTL site, can't see the detail
on DTL Romulus and no pdf is available.

Is this a digitization from Van Krimpen's work?

eomine's picture

No, I don't think it's DTL Romulus.

John Hudson's picture

Not Romulus. Not Dutch.

(To be fair, Jean-Fran

jfp's picture

>(To be fair, Jean-Fran

kentlew's picture

It's a little tough for me to tell from the samples at my disposal, but I'm thinking this is Octava by Vladimir Yefimov.

-- K.

matteson's picture

That's gotta be it...

jfp's picture

Octava book! by Yefimov, 1997, paratype. Yes! well spotted. A good typeface.

John Hudson's picture

Bravo Kent! It is indeed Octava, originally commissioned by the Russian Bible Society.

kentlew's picture

From your clues, John, I thought Cyrillic right away. Then I remembered the Kyrillitsa 99 catalog -- bingo! Octava.

Here's the next challenge.

Type Quiz 6/5/03

typografski's picture

The Antiqua Black by Luc(as) de Groot?

kentlew's picture

Heinrich --

Man, you always seem to nail my IDs right out of the gate. Just one detail -- Tell me *which variant* of The Antiqua and the prize is yours.

-- K.

Fabio Augusto's picture

This is like Interpol Serif (from Kombin.at) and Silica by Summer Stone!

Bald Condensed's picture

Maybe, maybe not, Jean-Fran

Bald Condensed's picture

(except for the bit where he called me an American!)

John, I know this is a sensitive topic, but technically,
you are, just as I'm a European. I'm a Belgian and you're
a Canadian, but I was referring to the whole continent
in regards of time zones. ;)

(Whew, did I talk me out of this one!)

Bald Condensed's picture

ITC Stone Serif

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