>>> 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.

Florian Hardwig's picture

And you didn’t cheat and used WTF? Well, I don’t think it was that easy then. John Downer’s Iowan Old Style is not very common, is it?
Well deserved, Miha! Your turn.

typerror's picture

Very popular here. I see it all the time, especially in ads.

Michael

miha's picture

Well … I cheated (this is the reason why it was easy :D). I think you should post another one!

Florian Hardwig's picture

@Michael: Okay, I didn’t know. That’s great.
@Miha: No, come on! It’s your turn, if only because of your forthrightness.

miha's picture

OK!

If it’s too hard, I’ll start exposing hints latter.

miha's picture

This typeface is actually a part of basic superfamily; there is both serif and sans design.

Bendy's picture

I thought it might be Feijoa but it isn't. I do recognise it though. What could it be?

miha's picture

It was made by a very well known company, umh, corporation. It has a specific and in a way limiting purpose, which makes it less known among traditional typographers.

miha's picture

The typeface(s) was made primary for screen use. The “corporation” was a reference to the foundry’s name.

And yes, there are certain similarities to Feijoa.

miha's picture

Yes, this is Droid Serif! It’s your turn.

I also wrote a some info:

Droid fonts have serif and sans-serif as well as monospaced design. They were made specifically for screen use.

From the website: “The Droid family of fonts was designed by Ascender’s Steve Matteson beginning in the fall of 2006. The goal was to provide optimal quality and reading comfort on a mobile handset. The Droid fonts were optimized for use in application menus, web browsers and for other screen text.

Link to specimen [PDF].
Online live specimen by kernest.com.

Typefaces were made for Android, an operating system for mobile devices. Android was developed by Google and was released under open source license – consequently, fonts were also licensed under the same open source license. They are free, but I think there is a more important implication that fonts can be used in web design in their native form (“raw”) in non-IE browsers.

They also display good on Windows, unlike many professional typefaces (recent case 1, 2). (I mean that for text sizes. Headlines could be rendered much better.)

Despite their qualities they are not yet used on websites, but as software support continues and grows, they are going to be!

barthak's picture

Great! Well, here's a new one, another a:

barthak's picture

It's an award winning typeface.

plumbago's picture

Is it Fabiol Regular by Lazydogs Typefoundry?

barthak's picture

Yes it is! Well done, your turn.

plumbago's picture

Okay! Here's a new one.

plumbago's picture

It's a reproduction of the handwriting of an italian genius... I rather say no more!

Jan's picture

Well, that hint was saying too much.
The font is P22 Da Vinci Backwards.
Don’t know the name of the glyph, though.

plumbago's picture

hahaha! yes, it was a terrible hint. It is P22 Da Vinci Backwards and the glyph is a standard ligature (can you mention it now?).
Go ahead Jan, it's your turn.

Jan's picture

Oh ok. It’s the lf ligature (fl backwards!).
I’ll come up with something new soon.

Jan's picture

New challenge up.

John Lyttle's picture

I've been staring at this for weeks now. Jan, please post a hint. I keep going back to Zapata Black, willing that top serif to become incised, as on your image. It refuses to comply.

Jan's picture

Although the designer is american, at least the name of the font is half italian. Furthermore what the name refers to is something that when attemted to be produced in America is not very much respected in Europe. Wow, what a hint.

Florian Hardwig's picture

Wow, what a hint.

Yes, worked for me! :•) It’s the typeface with the eeriest curly brackets ever, right?

Jan's picture

curly brackets

You mean these: { } ?
Oh yeah!

Nick Cooke's picture

My Grandma used to drink Mackeson - it tasted disgusting.

Nick Cooke

nina's picture

Ohh now I know it too.
So why is nobody solving? Can I say what it is?

Jan's picture

Craig, Florian and Nick didn’t want to spoil John’s chance to solve it, I suppose.

nina's picture

Hmok, I'll play nice :o)

Jan's picture

I’ll clarify Florian’s hint (eery curly brackets).
Typesize reduced a bit.

John? Are you there?

eliason's picture

(I only didn't say because I'm running the expert quiz at the moment.)

Berg's picture

I finally found it, completely without merit, because of the hints.
It is Birra Stout, by Joshua Darden.

Jan's picture

That’s correct, Irène. Your turn.

John Lyttle's picture

You didn't need to show restraint for my sake, but thanks. I was unlikely to have solved the Birra Stout mystery. I am only now familiarizing myself with Darden Studio.

Berg's picture

Here is the next one.

Berg's picture

That was fast John!
Yes, it is Faceplate AGauge, by RXC (Rodrigo Xavier Cavazos).
It is your turn now.

John Lyttle's picture

Here I go, posting a glyph here for my first time. That's not a hint, by the way.

John Lyttle's picture

Este tipo de letra es hermosa.

plumbago's picture

Oh! sí, es hermosa, yo sé cual es, I know it but I’m running the expert quiz. Luis is the first name of the person on who this typeface is inspired, right?

John Lyttle's picture

You are right, Marcelo. Thanks for not saying the last name, since that is also the name of the typeface.

Florian Hardwig's picture

My money is on Lagarto Italic by Gabriel Martínez Meave. The glyph should be the ‘fi’ ligature.
F

John Lyttle's picture

You are right, Florian! Looking forward to your challenge . . .

Florian Hardwig's picture

Thanks, John!

Here’s the new glyph. Hope it’s not too heavy. Have fun!

John Lyttle's picture

I was born in 1966. If this is the typeface I think it is, we're the same age.

Florian Hardwig's picture

Hi John,
I think you think of the wrong typeface, sorry.
This one is younger: It was published in the year when the designers of these two faces* were born:

*) They have absolutely nothing to do with the typeface in question. I just thought it’s too early for a plaintext hint.

Jan's picture

Something by Tom Carnase from the 70s?

riccard0's picture

Not Manhattan... Not Fat Face...

Syndicate content Syndicate content