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

smongey's picture

Lineto's Number Two

Eh… Just realised I can win this one. So what now?

smongey's picture

*sorry, meant to say I can't win this one.

robbiefa's picture

You just destroyed my fun! Thanks Sean! haha!

Florian Hardwig's picture

Hey Robert,
do you like to start another challenge?
Thanks,
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plumbago's picture

Rooobeeert, where are you‽

robbiefa's picture

Hey Guys, sorry I was away trying to get a job… Ha! I thought Sean would have just stuck up another one! I'll put up another one now sorry… Oh while I'm here anyone need a graphic designer! ha!

robbiefa's picture

I hope this will be a nice simple one to make up for my absence! I'm sorry again!

Florian Hardwig's picture

Hi Robbie,

is it the G of Fontbureau’s Hermes, the more rational variant of Heinz Hoffmann’s Block?

Good luck with finding a nice job!
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robbiefa's picture

Spot on Florian, as always! I told you this was a nice easy one! your turn!

Florian Hardwig's picture

Yay! :-D
Okeee, let’s see how long this one will take you. No hints for now.
Have fun!

robbiefa's picture

Vector illustrations don't count...

Florian Hardwig's picture

Hehe … :-D
Not a vector illustration. Not a free font.

Florian Hardwig's picture

Hi Tiffany,
lowercase: yes, ‘i’: no.
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tearsforsappho's picture

Somehow, this reminds me of a strange blackletter lowercase "e".

Florian Hardwig's picture

Not a blackletter font, not an ‘e’.

The letter is from the Italics – which are part of a large (and growing) family.

Florian Hardwig's picture

Not a ‘z’ either, sorry.

This typeface family is made in the Netherlands.

Florian Hardwig's picture

Hi Craig,
no, not a dotless ‘i’.

This letter is not made for the Netherlands.

Florian Hardwig's picture

Way less obscure, believe me! :^D

Florian Hardwig's picture

Hi Katharina,
not an ‘x’, sorry.

Quite a number of fellow typophiles might have become acquainted with this character only two weeks ago (though not with this very glyph, necessarily).

Florian Hardwig's picture

That’s right! It’s an Cyrillic lowercase letter Ge (or Ghe), italic style: г

Now you only have to hunt down the grand typeface! :—)

plumbago's picture

In some way, it reminds me of Darden's Freight Display or Big but I really don't know if there is a cyrillic version of it :(

Florian Hardwig's picture

Not Freight. But you are right, it is a display cut of a greater family that started out with regular cuts for text sizes. The typeface in question is even younger than Freight.

Come on now, folks! I know there are a lot of type designers in the Netherlands – but not all of them do Cyrillics, do they?

Florian Hardwig's picture

Yes, Marcelo! It is Greta Grande (Bold Italic) by Peter Biľak and Nikola Djurek, from Typotheque in The Hague. The Cyrillics were designed by Alexei Kassian and Gayaneh Bagdasaryan.

The four weights are intended for large headlines (above 30pt), and therefore are designed with extreme contrast between the thick and thin, tight spacing and refined details.typotheque.com

The next addition to the Greta family will be a Greta Mono.

Your turn!

plumbago's picture

Great!
Here it is:

mark eikema's picture

I don't get the enormous inktrap for a displayfont like this... It looks like something of Underware, but it isn't.

edit: You are right I think..

150watt.net

plumbago's picture

You are right Akira!

Your turn :-)

akira1975's picture

Thank you. ;^)

Here is the next one:


Have fun!

robbiefa's picture

Hi Akira, is this MVB Sirenne Eighteen designed by Alan Dague-Greene?

akira1975's picture

Hi Robert,
You are correct. It’s the lowercase ‘s’ of MVB Sirenne Display 18 Roman designed by Alan Greene. It was fast. Congrats!

Your turn now.

robbiefa's picture

Thanks Akira,
I'm hoping this will last a little longer then my previous post.
I know it won't!!, enjoy.

robbiefa's picture

Ok i think this one is due a clue. This typeface was released in July of 2008 but was designed as a text face for one specific book. It was originally designed as a round mono typeface.

Berg's picture

T-Star by Michael Mischler?

robbiefa's picture

Good one Berg, T-Star Pro was originally designed by Mika Mischler as the text face for the book Los Logos.

Your turn Berg!

Jan's picture

Hm. In my copy of Los Logos the captions are set in T-Star Mono alright, but the text font isn’t T-Star (but Corporate S, I’d say).

robbiefa's picture

I don't have Los I do have Tres Logos and your right the text isn't set in T-Star only the Index.

So T-Star mono round – was originally designed for the index/caption face of the book Los Logos.

Berg's picture

And now the next one

Florian Hardwig's picture

Hi Irène,

that looks like the lowercase ‘s’ from Democratica, designed by Miles Newlyn – the font that looks like Letraset letters in the sun.
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Berg's picture

Yes Florian, you are right. Your turn now!

Florian Hardwig's picture

Hooray!

Here’s the next challenge. Have fun!

Florian Hardwig's picture

First hint:
It is one of the most widespread typefaces , I guess. Furthermore, this very font enjoys wide distribution aswell.

Berg's picture

Nice challenge! But I can’t give the answer.

Florian Hardwig's picture

Be patient, Irène! :-)
Here’s the next little hint:
The glyph is from the bold weight. The regular weight doesn’t have those ‘N’ swashes on this glyph.

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