>>> 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.

akira1975's picture

Zoomed out a little bit.

akira1975's picture

O.K. Here is another glyph:

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

It’s Finura from DSType? The LA ligature and the lowercase a.

Mikey :-)

Lex Kominek's picture

Strangely enough I checked Finura, but somehow didn't see the 'LA' lig.

- Lex

akira1975's picture

Hi, Mike and Lex.

Mike, yes, you’re totally correct. It’s Finura designed by Dino dos Santos. The first one is the LA ligature and the second one is the a.

Your turn now. :)

BTW, Mike, AXIS Latin was released, as I wrote it on your blog on typophile.

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

Cool beans! I happen to love that Finura too!

Sorry for not getting back to you soon enough about Axis. I will write something about it shortly.

Here is one of my favorite fonts in the world!—because it’s so well done and not on everyone’s mind.

Mikey :-)

paulstonier's picture

This looks like a lowercase a, but could be a ton of different ones.

paulstonier's picture

It's pretty darn close to AT Our Bodoni

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

It is a lowercase a, but not AT Our Bodoni.

Think tougher than Bodoni.

paulstonier's picture

Has it been rotated?

plumbago's picture

How about Farao by Storm?

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

no to both of those

Farao would be a wild interpretation

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

a wild interpretation... of the genre

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

for the most part this font is off the commercial radar

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

actually I meant to say the above image is a different view of the same glyph,

but anyway...

here is yet another view of the same glyph:

Mikey :-)

Sindre's picture

Darn, this is is difficult. It isn't drawn by Christian Schwartz, is it?

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

Hello Satyagraha!

It wasn’t designed by Christian Schwartz. Perhaps you were thinking of Farnham? It does seem to borrow Fleischman details in the terminals.

This genre of typeface is designed for worst case printing scenarios, however in this particular instance it’s biased towards display work although you could use it very successfully at small sizes.

It was designed by one of the world’s most important living designers. The designer set a portion of his book in this face.

Mikey :-)

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

You can find this font in a series of specimen books regarding independent type designers.

sim's picture

Near to Clarendon Light, but not that one.

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

The very famous designer when asked the extent of the typeface’s kerning tables, the designer said he didn’t know—“in that ***** face but there there are a hell of a lot".

Clarendon would be a member of the same genre.

plumbago's picture

Ionic by Matthew Carter? The quote leads to The art of Matthew Carter: typographically speaking but the Ionic font looks different to me and it says is by Vincent Figgins... not Carter? hmmm, I'm making a mess here!

plumbago's picture

Wait... In this case ionic refers to the genre, right? so it's an ionic typeface by Carter... but not Figgins Ionic published by Monotype.

plumbago's picture

I'm confused. I don't know what is it.

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

FINALLY!!!!

Let’s all give Plumbago a big round of applause for getting this one!

:-)

The name of this gem is Ionic by Matthew Carter from Carter and Cone—one of very few “speculative” typefaces Mr.Carter designs.

This is my most favorite Clarendon in the world. Other interpretations look blurred by comparision—this one sparkles! It can work well at very small sizes, although Ionic’s details, texture, and contrast make this typeface a pleasure to work with at display sizes.

Ionics (a sub-genre of Clarendon if I’m not mistaken) are also the newspaper form of Clarendon—very short ascenders and descenders.

Ionic is the Matthew Carter’s book and in the Indie Fonts specimen book Volume One (red cover).

I can attest it is in fact very well kerned.

Plumbago it’s your well deserved turn.

Mikey :-)

plumbago's picture

Well, well, well... thanks Mikey.

Here we go again!

Have fun!

riccard0's picture

It reminds me of Coquette...

eliason's picture

Sometimes First impressions are right...

John Lyttle's picture

I think Riccardo nailed it: Coquette Regular. A whimsical script by Mark Simonson, isn't it?

plumbago's picture

Nice!
Your turn Riccardo!

riccard0's picture

Ops! I wasn't ready :-)
Thanks, Marcelo.
I'll come up with something shortly.

And thanks John for filling up the details for me! ;-)

riccard0's picture

Eventually, here it is:

riccard0's picture

Lower case zed, yes.

riccard0's picture

Kudos to Nick Cooke!
It would be Plume Regular by Dalton Maag:
http://www.daltonmaag.com/browse/fonts/dama/plume

(Although, technically, it is Steinem, widely regarded as a rip-off of Plume. Confusingly enough, Identifont gives 2006 as a date for Plume, while Steinem sports a 2001 creation date)

Please, Nick, your turn.

Nick Cooke's picture

Sorry for the delay - I had forgotten about it!

Try this:

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

the inner shape reminds me of Facit

riccard0's picture

I would say it's a k.

Nick Cooke's picture

Hello? anybody out there?

OK, here's another view at the same size.

paulstonier's picture

Chapparal Bold Italic?

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