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Nice job Kent. Anyone care to identify the others?
third one top row is Nitrogen Bold and, is Platelet the fourth one?
Nr. 2 was Pakenham, right? (I only needed one more!!! Damn!) It was a good one BJ
I was checking Prokion when I got Kent's winning post... Good job, Mr. Lew! (and, great quiz, bj)
That's right, Target, not Platelet!!!
yeah, I think that names them all. The platelet looking one is indeed Target, by Tomi H.
Good fun, bj! I just realized, that was pretty tricky using the alternate 'g' from Prokyon. Did DTL include that in the final release? Stephen, I just happened to be wasting time at the right moment. Luck is all, my boy. Okay, here's one that I hope might keep y'all busy for at least a little while. -- K.
just curious... who made the Jigsaw Bold? and distributor?
kent, most of those were from pdfs. The exhaustive prokyon pdf includes two lowercase gs. I would imagine DTL tucked both of them in... bj Is this an UC K?
Jigsaw. Peter Bilak. http://www.typotheque.com/
I'd say it's an italic "z". Not sure if uppercase or lowercase.
Typotheque is indeed Peter's foundry, but the Indie Fonts book says Jigsaw was designed by Johanna Balus
Very interesting -- that hadn't occurred to me. I'd thought it was a lower-case k. I figured Kent would know every interesting k out there. ;)
The context got lost. I was referring to Eduardo's suggestion that the sample is an italic Z (or z).
good catch on jigsaw, my carelessness. I briefly considered lowercase z, but the dip seemed sooo extreme. I also guessed paratype...but after a few views, I realized that the gifs, even at the biggest size, don't show enough detail. Kent, is this viewable at this size/resolution on the internet?
i suppose "on the internet" would include a downloadable pdf or zoom-in ability in Flash.
>Kent, is this viewable at this size/resolution on the internet? Hmmm. I'm not sure. I kinda doubt it. Hey, I was going for a tricky one. I didn't want Heinrich snapping it right up. Here's a little more for you to consider.
I'm out of here. I'll catch you all in the morning. -- K.
Hey guys. I think I may have been even more devilish with this than I had intended. I doubt anyone will ever be able to find this. So I'm going to have to drop a whole lot of broad clues and see if someone can put them all together. Here's the full 'z': This typeface is by a well-known designer and I'm pretty sure that is now available for license, but you won't find it on the internet and you have to know to ask about it. What I realized this morning is that this version of the italic z must only be in the original design as commissioned in 1998 by a well-known magazine. This version is used in the magazine. But all the other printed examples I can find (like the one in Indie Fonts, for instance) show a more normal z. I took my sample from a PDF I have of a specimen that was created for the Bukva:raz! exhibition. But this typeface did not receive any award in that show; it was in the exhibit, but was not chosen -- how's that for a riddle? -- K.
i'll limit myself to one guess: Fenway italic z?
There you go. That's it. It wasn't until I started looking to see what one might be able to find to ID this that I realized that the Indie Fonts showing and the text of Language, Culture, Type don't have this version of the z. I guess Matthew changed it at some point. But my version is the same as the one still used in Sports Illustrated, which I'm pretty sure still has this dropped z (standard, not an alternate). Back over to you, bj. Sorry for making that one so obscure. So much for being tricky. -- Kent.
Okay, thanks Kent. Fenway is based on Miller which is based on New Century Schoolbook, is that correct? If anyone reallly has something they're dying to post, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org within the next 15 minutes. If not, I'll find something. bj
I realized that the Indie Fonts showing and the text of Language Culture Type don't have this version of the z. I guess Matthew changed it at some point. Yes. When I started typesetting Language Culture Type I was using a OT font that I made based on the earlier version of Fenway that Sports Illustrated has, but then Matthew sent me an updated version with less extravagant italic z. BJ, Fenway is not based on Miller, which is a Scotch roman. Fenway is more of a Dutch oldstyle, with direct links to Fleischmann.
Kent, thanks for the info. LCT http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1932026010/102-8866820-5863346?v=glance No takers so far on the Pop Quiz...I'll find something.
hint: the author of this font is...
drunk? alive? in love with panncakes?
You need to rebrand immediately. Fountain, the funny type foundry. No, the hint is in red.
>Kent, thanks for the info. ? That was John with the info this time. More Fenway info: Matthew's spiel about it is
"Fenway was designed as a replacement for Times Roman, use for many years in the magazine [Sports Illustrated]. It has a stronger color than Times but an equivalent character count, achieved in part by making the capitals more compact. . . . Fenway is not a historical revival, although the Roman probably owes something to Joan Michael Fleischman (1701-1768) whose types are among the most legible of those cut for the smallest bodies. The Italic, on the other hand, displays the influence more of Fleischman's contemporary and competitor Jacques-Fran
Oops. My head was in several different clouds. Sorry about that John/Kent.
Aww, I was so close. Got Kent's email as I was writing the following. Bested by Mr. Lew once again... Row 1: ? / Pakenham / ? / Target Row 2: ? / Prokyon / ? / Beezer Sans