>>> Type ID Pop Quiz V2.4 - 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.

eliason's picture

Correct - it is an ffi ligature!

Miss Tiffany's picture

Ah. ffi ligature. That is Verlag. No?

eliason's picture

Add the weight and you've won, Tiffany!

eliason's picture

Tiffany is indisposed and has asked me to take another turn to keep the contest moving. So here it is:

eliason's picture

Not a 3. Not Vitriol.

eliason's picture

Same glyph and scale. Nobody knows what this ornamented font is?

sim's picture

Is that could be a lower cas z?

eliason's picture

Yes, you've read it correctly, it's a 'z'.

eliason's picture

♫ On some day before Christmas a Bavarian gave to me
A decorated version of his handsome font for free. ♩

Florian Hardwig's picture

Okay, it has a red nose, right?

eliason's picture

Will you end my reign, dear Florian?

Florian Hardwig's picture

Dear Craig, I’m afraid that first someone needs to make a guess or two over at the other quiz which I am hosting. Quiz fans, where are you?

Florian Hardwig's picture

Is it XMasRudolph, the free star-spangled version of Hubert Jocham’s expressive display serif Rudolph?

Florian Hardwig's picture

Hooray!
Here’s the new challenge, have fun everyone!

Florian Hardwig's picture

That is correct.
It is a revival of a typeface that has been revived a couple of times in recent years.

barthak's picture

DTL Fleischmann Display Regular?

Florian Hardwig's picture

Very well – and very quick, Bart!


It is Fleischmann Roman Display regular, designed by Erhard Kaiser for Dutch Type Library (1993–97). It was the first revival of the types by Johann Michael Fleischmann in the digital age. In the specimen [pdf, 1.2mb], Kaiser mentions a phototype version designed by his teacher Harald Brödel and published by Typoart Dresden in 1985, and a Fleischmann-inspired design by Georg Belwe, which was published in 1930 by Ludwig Wagner in Leipzig.

Yves Peters has written a comprehensive comparison of the various Fleischmann revivals for typographer.org (discussed at Typophile: 1, 2), including Mercury, Farnham, Fenway, DTL Fleischmann and Eudald; leaving out Fleischman BT, which looks rather like a Me-Too font anyway.

[And after having run a search for Fleischmann, I now know why you could find out this one so fast. Good taste! :D]

barthak's picture

Yes, it's one of my all time favourite typefaces!

And amazing background information once again, Florian! I know how I will spend this sunday afternoon :^)
I never knew Mercury & Farnham were Fleischmann revivals too, but now I see the resemblance.

New challenge coming up after I'm up-to-date with Fleischmann again ;^)

barthak's picture

OK, here's the new one. Probably not very difficult, but I couldn't resist ;¬)

barthak's picture

This -- rather obese at its young age -- typeface comes from the north, but has a name from the east.

barthak's picture

Hmm, maybe not already as popular as I might have expected.

No guesses at the glyph? It's not much larger than the cropped image; the red square barely fits inside the outline.

Florian Hardwig's picture

maybe not already as popular as I might have expected.

Bart, I think the problem is rather that the Type Pop Quiz is not very popular, at the moment.
I hope a few more people will chime in soon.

nina's picture

Ohh, I know what it is. But I can't win, right? I won the last one over in the Intermediate Quiz. :-(

barthak's picture

It's not an A.

Nina, I don't think that rule applies between different Type Quizzes, so shoot! ;^)

nina's picture

Oh really? Neat. :-)

I'd say it's the letter R/r from Akimoto, a very new, caps-only, single-weight fat slab face designed by Ossi Gustafsson from Finland.

barthak's picture

Absolutely correct! :¬)

Not much more to add -- besides maybe the foundry: Hiekka Graphics, which also has a Flickr account with some cool samples.
I especially like the quotation marks, where the white space "arrows" become the positive space.

And I think it might have surpassed Black Slabbath in being the heaviest typeface in the world ( do I hear Jeremy Clarkson? ).
Ah well, we'll call it a draw...

nina's picture

:-) Finnish rocks. Gotta love words like "Yhteystiedot" (from their web site).

So, here's a new one. My first ever submission to an expert level quiz (:
Hope it's not too easy.

Jan's picture

I know that ‘Q’.

nina's picture

Go for it, Jan!

Jan's picture

I know I’ve seen that ‘Q’ before but can’t remember the font is what I meant ;-)

nina's picture

Zoomed out a little …
This could be a "q" too btw.

nina's picture

You probably know it – you might even have gotten it for free.
Here's a different glyph from the same font (zoomed out a little):

Dan B.'s picture

Maybe by Mr. Jos?

nina's picture

No, by somebody whose first name starts with an F.

Dan B.'s picture

Rigth. Now that I checked it closer, I can see it's not from Museo (but it's pretty similar).

Jan's picture

This could be a “q” too btw.

Does this mean it’s either unicase or SC?

nina's picture

No SC in this one. But, yes.
:)

nina's picture

This font was mentioned on Typophile today!

Jan's picture

I really have been trying to figure this one out.
Can’t nail it.

It’s a unicase font?
The designer’s last name (?) starts with an F.
It once was (or still is) available as a free font.

nina's picture

Good to see you're still on the case!
And speaking of cases: Yes, it's unicase.

It's the designer's first name that starts with an F. Last name starts with an R.
Also, the foundry has a language-specific character in their name, which is interesting because that character isn't used in the language that's spoken in the (European) country where they are based.

And yes, this particular font was given away for free by one reseller in the past; though not any more.

And there is still that other hint: This font was mentioned on Typophile on February 2 – and in a forum you like to frequent. :-)

I might post another glyph in a bit…

Jan's picture

Now, this was pure detective work. Uff. Never seen it. Never heard of it.
It’s Designal LW20 by Félix Rufín from Type-Ø-Tones, Barcelona.

nina's picture

A big round of applause for Sherlock Holmes ;-) – that's 100% right!

Sorry I seem to keep picking hard examples – that wasn't intentional. I got this one as a free download from FontShop a while ago (it was one of those free font of the month things).

Anyway: Your turn, Jan :-)

Jan's picture

Thanks, Nina.

Here’s a new one:

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