>>> Type ID Pop Quiz V2.3.2 - 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

Lex, you're up. Here's the previous thread.

Lex Kominek's picture

Here's the image:

- Lex

Bald Condensed's picture

Couldn't you really make it any harder? :^D

Boy am I glad I started these Entry Level and Intermediary Level quizzes. :^P

Florian Hardwig's picture

Couldn’t you really make it any harder? :^D

Well, it’s a Garalde, and the glyph is ‘e’ or ‘c’ … No?! It’s a ‘€’ from some pomo hybrid face? Okay, I shut my mouth.
;°)

Lex Kominek's picture

Oh come on guys - It's not that hard ;-)

It's not 'e', 'c', or '€'.

Maybe this will help:

Same glyph, same scale.

- Lex

Nick Cooke's picture

A ct or st ligature?

Nick Cooke

Bert Vanderveen's picture

ct-lig, my first impression, too.

. . .
Bert Vanderveen BNO

Lex Kominek's picture

It's not a ligature.

- Lex

Celeste's picture

A swash cap, perhaps ?

sim's picture

I thought that it could be æ, œ or even the ß.

Lex Kominek's picture

Not a swash cap.

The letter is used in everyday English, so it's none of those crazy foreign-lookin' things, Andre.

- Lex

Stephen Coles's picture

Does the "portion of the glyph" need to be upright and un-mirrored/flipped?

typovar's picture

I thought the same thing.
I took both images to Photoshop and moved them around.
still made no sense to me.

wild quess: some numeral (6 or 9) maybe BaskerVille
(real wild guess)

Marten Fischer's picture

Something by Sudtipos?

Ciotóg's picture

Is it an ampersand?

satya's picture

Looks like 'P'.

Lex Kominek's picture

Neither portion of the glyph has been rotated, skewed, flipped, reversed, or transformed in any way other than cropping. Both portions are the same scale.

Not a numeral. Not an ampersand. It's a letter.

It predates Sudtipos by a few decades or so.

- Lex

Lex Kominek's picture

Not a 'P'.

- Lex

Reed Reibstein's picture

I think it's a lowercase "a", although I'm not sure of the font -- yet.

Lex Kominek's picture

Yes! It is a lowercase 'a'.

- Lex

Lex Kominek's picture

No guesses yet? You guys should go back to school and study a little harder.

- Lex

Florian Hardwig's picture

So, it’s a two-storey ‘a’ from a pre-digital typeface, right?
What about that swash hint? Is it the regular ‘a’ in this face, or an alternate? Is it a script?

Lex Kominek's picture

Two-storey 'a': Yes.
Pre-digital: Yes.
Swash alternate: Yes.
Script: No.

- Lex

Ciotóg's picture

University Roman Italic Alternate by ITC?

Stephen Coles's picture

Something with Flair.

Lex Kominek's picture

We have a winner!

Possibly one of the ugliest 'a's I've ever seen.

You're up, Michael.

- Lex

Lex Kominek's picture

It's actually University Roman Alternate, not the Italic, but I'll give it to you anyway since it was a hard one :-)

- Lex

Ciotóg's picture

You’re right. It is ugly!

Try this:

~Michæl

satya's picture

"g"?

Ciotóg's picture

Yes. It is a "g".

Maybe I made this too easy.

loremipsum's picture

Is it Kells?

loremipsum's picture

It really looks like Celtic style...like Ceanannas or Corcaigh or Agedage Insular HU, hmm...

loremipsum's picture

When looking closer, I think it might be Eirinn

Ciotóg's picture

You got it Lorem, Eirinn Gaelic . Sorry for the delay — had a night class tonight.

Tag, you’re it.

~Michæl

loremipsum's picture

Ok, here it is. This one may be tough because it's a custom face.

Florian Hardwig's picture

‘g’? No wait, it is lorem, so: ‘a’? ;°9

typovar's picture

Might as well be lowercase s.

loremipsum's picture

Florian, your first thought is right, it is g.

satya's picture

"g" from Stempel Garamond?

satya's picture

or may be Warnock Pro.

loremipsum's picture

It is from a custom typeface. By a famous type designer.

Miss Tiffany's picture

Lowercase G. By Gerard Unger.

loremipsum's picture

It's from someone who's older than Unger.

satya's picture

Meridien?

Celeste's picture

Yale typeface by Matthew Carter ?

loremipsum's picture

Yale: no
Carter: yes

And Florian, you teased me with lowercase a - so here's something of it, as a hint:

Celeste's picture

Sammy Roman

Reed Reibstein's picture

Fenway roman? Probably not, now that I see that "a."

loremipsum's picture

Now the link is repaired, it contained space:

repaired link.

Even more on Carter:
http://storage.svettisku.cz/TYPO_2005_18.pdf

sim's picture

The g is quite popular. Nice typeface BTW. :^)

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