>>> 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.

Celeste's picture

OK, everyone, here we go.

Lex Kominek's picture

Hrm... 'D' in some sort of Tuscan face?

- Lex

Florian Hardwig's picture

Or something in an art nouveau style?

sim's picture

Could also be a p, P, R, or B

Bert Vanderveen's picture

@loremipsum: The link you provided to the Carter document doesn't work. : (

. . .
Bert Vanderveen BNO

Celeste's picture

Yes, André, it's a B — but it isn't Tuscan nor Art Nouveau.

Celeste's picture

Er… where has everybody gone ?

Ciotóg's picture

Can you say if it's a script or blackletter?

Celeste's picture

Yes, Michael, it's based on an ancient script, but not a blackletter.

Florian Hardwig's picture

An uncial, perhaps?

Celeste's picture

No, sorry — an older script.

typovar's picture

Capitalis Rustica
edit:
My guess is Rusticana by Abode

Celeste's picture

Ah, it's getting closer — yes, it's based on the rustica script, which was used in Rome from the 1st to the 5th century.

typovar's picture

But I'm wrong...

Celeste's picture

I'm afraid so.
A hint : the name of this typeface is a link between Aldus Manutius and John Baskerville.

Ciotóg's picture

Virgile

Ciotóg's picture

or Virgile bold?

Celeste's picture

Yes, Michael, it’s Virgile, by Franck Jalleau. Congratulations.

Your turn.

Florian Hardwig's picture

… I searched for ‘Virgil’, without the ‘e’ – ƒ#™ʁ∞♠☠✽ʘ!
Congrats, Michael!

typovar's picture

Well done!

Ciotóg's picture

Thank you all. That was tough... and educational.

This one is a little more recent, so you’ll guess it in about ten minutes:

Cheers,

Michael

Ciotóg's picture

Not a “K”

satya's picture

r?

sim's picture

Could also be a n, m or p

Miss Tiffany's picture

No bracketing in the serifs. Is this person under 30? Or is this a strictly geometric face?

Ciotóg's picture

André is correct. It’s an “M”. And yes, the designer is under 30. :)

Ciotóg's picture

It looks as though a hint is in need. Here's two:

1. The designer is from Celeste’s neck of the woods.

2.

satya's picture

Is this S?

Florian Hardwig's picture

Hi Michael,
is it the ‘M’ of Sans Merci by Jack Usine aka SMeltery?


F

Ciotóg's picture

Florian,

Congrats. it is Sans Merci.

Your turn.

Florian Hardwig's picture

Yeah!
That M got struck by lightning …
To be continued:

Lex Kominek's picture

Is this from a standard glyph or is it a dingbat of some sort?

- Lex

Florian Hardwig's picture

Hi Lex,
this is a standard glyph, i.e. Basic Latin.

Marten Fischer's picture

Outlined?

Florian Hardwig's picture

Hi Marten,
no, you won’t call it outlined.
It’s a character all of you use every day.

sim's picture

Probably the @?

Florian Hardwig's picture

Hi André,
yep, it’s the ‘commercial at’.
Btw, is that a new avatar? Looks nice!

sim's picture

Thanks Forian!

Yep a new one. After 3 years it was about time to give a boost to my face ;^)

Florian Hardwig's picture

The font is from a foundry with a very good reputation among typophiles.
F

Celeste's picture

Fakir (Display Regular Condensed) by Underware ?

Florian Hardwig's picture

Hi Stéphane,
wow, you are very close – but still wrong.
F

Celeste's picture

Yeah, I can't find any part of the glyph matching your first picture. It's not Fakir, then ?

Florian Hardwig's picture

No, it’s not Fakir. This font is even younger.

Jan's picture

Could it be, that the font goes well together with a couple of songs on a CD?

Florian Hardwig's picture

Hi Jan,
yeß, that’s the öne! :°)

Jan's picture

I bet you got at the TYPO in Berlin this year. I know it was on sale there. I asked a friend in Berlin if she could get it for me but she failed. If I remember correctly the font was released especially for the TYPO.

I’ll leave this one to somebody else.

Florian Hardwig's picture

Hi Marcelo,

yes, it’s Blaktur! (And yes, Jan, I got it at Typo Berlin, lucky me.)
Blaktur is so black; the ‘@’ couldn’t bear a ‘ring’ – so they went with a reversed ‘a’ for it. Brilliant idea, imho.



Your turn!

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