>>> 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

Could it be Variex by Rudy VanderLans?

plumbago's picture

Not Variex but you are right on the track, Jan!

Jan's picture

Oh, ok. It’s the ‘3’ from Suburban Light (like Craig said).

plumbago's picture

Yes! Suburban Light by Rudy VanderLans. Your turn Jan (Craig can't win, hehe...).

eliason's picture

Oops, sorry for blurting. Obviously Jan deserves the credit anyway. :-)

Jan's picture

No takers?
The font in question was kind of a special edition release.

sim's picture

At first glance I'd say that's a swash typeface.

eliason's picture

Is the designer Asian-American?

Jan's picture

No swashes involved.
Completely european.
Special edition release meaning an extra style of an existing typeface family.

Lex Kominek's picture

I know what it is, I just have to find the glyph.

- Lex

Lex Kominek's picture

It's the lower-case 'f' from Fakir Rock.

- Lex

Jan's picture

Correct, Lex. Your turn.

Lex Kominek's picture

Hint: This is a lower-case Latin letter.

- Lex

nina's picture

Bowl-and-stick?

Jan's picture

I’d swear it’s a ‘p’, if I was allowed to participate.

Lex Kominek's picture

If Jan were allowed to participate, I'd say he was right :-)

- Lex

Lex Kominek's picture

Hint: the typeface this revival was based on was designed over 200 years ago.

- Lex

johnnydib's picture

That's the lowercase p in Bulmer Italic, the Bitstream version not Adobe's (which is a lot softer)
It was designed by William Martin the brother of Robert Martin. Robert Martin was Baskerville's buddy.
Robert Bringhurst talks about this typeface on page 207 of the Bible!
http://origin.myfonts.com/115/fs/u/06/b982760c1197b62dcea84f1d698df9.gif

Lex Kominek's picture

All right! Your turn!

- Lex

johnnydib's picture

Wooooooohooooooo
Alright!
The next one is a typographic first

johnnydib's picture

This typeface was released in Metal and Digital form at the same time.

John Lyttle's picture

Great! Here's the new one.

eliason's picture

Is that a 1? or a g?

John Lyttle's picture

Hi Craig. I'll answer your question by zooming out a little.

riccard0's picture

Seems more a serif than part of a 1 to me...

John Lyttle's picture

The type designer responsible for this 1 once worked as head designer and art director for public radio in one of the American states.

eliason's picture

Is it the 1 from Mark Simonson's Anonymous?

John Lyttle's picture

Yes! You got it. Looking forward to the challenge that you post…

eliason's picture

Same glyph and scale:

eliason's picture

This font's name comes from the 16th century. But it's a rival of an eccentric variant of a very 20th-century font.

eliason's picture

You got it plumbago. 1930's Braggadocio by W. A. Woolley, a kind of "poor man's Futura Black."


Your turn!

plumbago's picture

Here it is.

Have fun!

sim's picture

Could be a caps Q.

plumbago's picture

Yes, lower case ‘g’ from the 70's

Lex Kominek's picture

I've seen this before, but I can't remember what it's called :-(

- Lex

akira1975's picture

Hi Marcelo,

Isn’t it the g of Victorian?

plumbago's picture

Yes my friend! it is. Your turn now.

akira1975's picture

Thanks, Marcelo. :)

Here is the new one:

Lex Kominek's picture

Is it an 'LA' ligature?

- Lex

akira1975's picture

Hello Lex,

Yes, you’re correct. It’s an ‘LA’ ligature.

jch02140's picture

It looks like Century...

akira1975's picture

No, it’s not Century.

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