>>> 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.

Jan's picture

This is so long ago that I don’t even remember what glyph it was :-)
I remember the typeface tho.
Hint? Hm. It’s an American typeface.

Jan's picture

Nope. Not a script.

The hint is actually two hints in one. (What a bargain.)

Bendy's picture

Is it a 3D font?

Jan's picture

Nope.
Same glyph and scale.

Bendy's picture

Is it a ligature/digraph?
Is it italic?

Jan's picture

Nope and nope. It’s a cap.

eliason's picture

Is it a Nick Curtis font?

Jan's picture

Nope. It’s from the 1930s.

Bendy's picture

Some kind of inline font?

eliason's picture

Oh, I think I got it, let me find the glyph.

Bendy's picture

Well done Craig!

Jan's picture

Yes. Well done Craig. Your turn.

eliason's picture

That was a good one. Here's mine:

nina's picture

Is it an alphabetic glyph from the Latin alphabet at all?

miha's picture

I know it is not very probable, but the glyph could be Ƈ.

eliason's picture

Nowhere near that exotic a character, though in a way you nailed it.

nina's picture

…or a "c"? :-)

eliason's picture

Yes, it's a C.
Cheers!

eliason's picture

It's from the early nineties.

Cheers!

eliason's picture

This font made it onto my computer courtesy of Microsoft.

Cheers!

Lex Kominek's picture

Then it must be Harrington, which comes with MS Office.

- Lex

eliason's picture

You got it, Lex! I don't know much else about Harrington, except that this MS site credits it to Typophile's own dberlow.
Cheers! :-)
Your turn.

Lex Kominek's picture

All right! Here it is:

No hints yet - I don't know how hard this will be.

No, that's not a hint :-)

- Lex

Sindre's picture

This is a lower case y, right? I think even the designer wouldn't recognise the typeface at this extreme zoom level.

nina's picture

Maybe you can say if that white thing we see on top is a trap, or already the angle of the counter of the "y"?
If it is a "y" that is.

nina's picture

OK, wild guess: Is this, by any chance, the lowercase "y" of FF Unit (not slab, but the original sans), say FF Unit Medium? :-)

Sindre's picture

Looks like you've nailed it, Nina. Ich bin sehr imponiert!

nina's picture

Thanks, Sindre, I'm not sure. Unit is still on the wish list for me, so the 388pt that the FontShop website offers was the largest size I could check.

Lex Kominek's picture

Yes it's a 'y', but it's not zoomed in as much as you think :-)

The angle is actually the angle of the 'y'.

- Lex

Florian Hardwig's picture

@Nina: Would looking at 521pt have helped? ;-)

nina's picture

Oh, bummer. :-D

Florian, thanks – good to know :)

Lex Kominek's picture

Hint: it was designed relatively recently (about 2 years ago).

- Lex

Sindre's picture

Tomáš Brousil's Gloriola Display Fat.

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