>>> Type ID Pop Quiz V2.3.2 - Intermediate Level

Bald Condensed's picture

This is how it works:

  • A complete glyph is published in the Type ID Pop Quiz.
  • Try to identify the typeface. To win, you need to name both the typeface and the weight.
  • 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 complete 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 first. Too easy? Go to the Expert Level Type ID Pop Quiz.

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

Continued from here.

Celeste's picture

Karl Gerstner's Gerstner Original ?

Pieter van Rosmalen's picture

No, it’s not Gerstner Original.
Hint: The original was released in 1996 with Mac OS 8…

Pieter van Rosmalen's picture

Yes Akira, it’s Truth Regular from David Berlow. Your turn

akira1975's picture

Thank you.

Here is the next one:

I think it’s easy. ;^)

Florian Hardwig's picture

Jonathan Hoefler’s Requiem (Text) Italic, isn’t it?
Its ‘fffl’ is depicted in The Elements of Typographic Style … ;°)

akira1975's picture

Yes, Florian, it’s Requiem Text Italic.

Your turn now.

Florian Hardwig's picture

Okay, here’s mine:


Have fun!

Florian Hardwig's picture

A first hint?
This typeface is exactly 1 year old.

Florian Hardwig's picture

It’s a commissioned free font.
Its creator is a typophile member, though not a very loquacious one.

Florian Hardwig's picture

Mmh, oh dear, seems to be a little bit too hard.

Florian Hardwig's picture

Yes, Marcelo, that’s the one! Silesiana, a typeface for the Silesia region by Artur Frankowski. Congrats!
I’m glad you knew it … next hint would have been: It’s the font with the most inscrutable EULA – at least to me, as it is only available in Polish. ;°)
Your turn.
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plumbago's picture

Thanks Florian! I found it only because your geographic hint (with a little bit of help of my friend Google) :)

Here is the next one:

akira1975's picture

Conrad Extra Bold by Akira Kobayashi

plumbago's picture

9 days for Florian and 9 minutes for me! I’m going to hide under the pillow now ;^D

You’re totally correct Akira, my friend. Your turn.

akira1975's picture

Thank you, Marcelo.

I was just lucky because Conrad is one of my favourite fonts. :D

Here is the next one:

plumbago's picture

Conrad is one of my favorite fonts too! :)

akira1975's picture

I’m glad to hear that, Marcelo, my friend. ;^)

akira1975's picture

Hint:

This font is based on a famous left-handed calligrapher’s writing.

akira1975's picture

The calligrapher’s husband is a well-known letter-carver.

plumbago's picture

I can’t win but I want to know!... the calligrapher herself produced the font? or was someone else who did it inspired by her writing?

akira1975's picture

OK, Marcelo,

What it comes down to is:

The designer is a left-handed calligrapher.
Her husband is a letter-carver.

And here is another hint:

The person who digitized her writing is a well-known type designer.
He is well-known also for you and me. ;^)

plumbago's picture

Thanks Akira! I found it... ;^D

akira1975's picture

Congrats!

You know him well, don’t you? :D

plumbago's picture

Yes I do! ;^) and the font is... let me find the word... gorgeous, yes, that’s it, and with the alternates and swashes, wow!

akira1975's picture

Yeah, it’s gorgeous. It’s an excellent font.

I’m waiting someone else to find the font! ;^)

Anyone?

Pieter van Rosmalen's picture

It is Hamada Roman by Gaynor Goffe.

akira1975's picture

Yes!

Congrats, Pieter. You’re correct.

It’s Hamada designed by Gaynor Goffe. Akira Kobayashi digitized her writing.

According to Akira Kobayashi, Hamada was named after two people.

One is a Japanese famous ceramist, Shoji Hamada (濱田庄司) whom Gaynor and her husband like. Two is a man whose name is also Hamada. He is the boyfriend of their daughter.

And another reason is that Hamada sounds musical and it fits the typeface.

Pieter, your turn now. ;^)

Pieter van Rosmalen's picture

Thanks Akira.

Good Luck!

Pieter van Rosmalen's picture

Hint: One of the designer’s best friends is called Charlie.

Pieter van Rosmalen's picture

Nobody?
Hint: Charlie is a Italian Greyhound

Celeste's picture

PMN Caecilia ?

Miss Tiffany's picture

It is Seravek from Process Type Foundry. Good hint!

Miss Tiffany's picture

Seravek Roman to be precise.

Pieter van Rosmalen's picture

Hello Miss Tiffany. You are right it is Seravek Roman from Eric Olson (Process Type Foundry).
It’s your turn now.

Pieter

Miss Tiffany's picture

Here's a hot samba of a text face for you to guess.

dave bailey's picture

Just chiming in to say that's a beautiful glyph...yet I have no idea to what face it belongs.

Miss Tiffany's picture

Hint: This foundry is fairly new and the designer sounds Italian.

Miss Tiffany's picture

Is this too difficult? Need another hint? I just recommended this font to someone based upon the merits of the italic.

Glen's picture

...how about Adrianne Text Bold Italic?

Miss Tiffany's picture

Exactamundo! You're turn, Glen!

Glen's picture


I hope the formatting is OK... I'm a newbie :)

Glen's picture

Hint: The foundry is located in the Czech Republic.

plumbago's picture

Jannon... medium? by Storm

Glen's picture

Hooray! Your turn

plumbago's picture

This should be an easy one!

Happy New Year! :D

plumbago's picture

hmmm... not so easy eh? I thought it was because is very distinctive and is from a well-know senior designer released by a major foundry.
Maybe another glyph?

beejay's picture

Eggwhite

Cyrus Highsmith & Font Bureau.

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