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cheshiredave's picture

a and k

beejay's picture

yes indeed.

cheshiredave's picture

OK, here's the next one:

pop

Miss Tiffany's picture

That is an ampersand, yes?

cheshiredave's picture

Sure is.

cheshiredave's picture

Hmm... have I finally made a stumper? OK, here's a hint: there's another typeface which is practically identical to this one. The names of these two typefaces have two words each, and the second word of each is identical to the other. The two first words, put together, form the full name of a 20th-century author who, at one time, was quite well-known.

cheshiredave's picture

Dang -- no takers, huh? Here's a bit more of the sample:

pop

beejay's picture

Dave - Is this font for sale?

Can you show us a lc g from the same face?

cheshiredave's picture

Is the font for sale? Yes. Both this font and its near-identical twin, referenced in the first hint, can be found on MyFonts.

Can I show you an lc g from the same face? I would if I could, but I can't.

kentlew's picture

Chesh --

This looks like Huxley Vertical. Oh, isn't there another version that uses Aldous instead? That must be what you meant from your hint. Aldous Huxley. Right?

-- K.

cheshiredave's picture

And the winner is...Kent! Good show.

kentlew's picture

All right . . . Taking a page out of BJ's playbook: Identify 6 of these 8 n's.

eight n's

jfp's picture

Alinea Incise, ITC Bodoni 6 pts, Diotima, Souvenir

Latina, ITC Tempus Sans, Goudy, ...

jfp's picture

last one, perhaps FF Seria?

kentlew's picture

J-F P --

Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.
No. Yes. No. . . and Yes.

That makes six. Your turn. But first. . . Anyone else want to fill in the missing two?

-- K.

jfp's picture

Great!
The one I say its "Goudy," I'm pretty sure its from hime, but just another one from same guy, yes?

kentlew's picture

Sorry, J-F, not even close.

Anyone else?

-- K.

cheshiredave's picture

If the samples were numbered this way:

1 2 3 4

5 6 7 8

I'm assuming we're talking about Nos. 5 and 7.

Unfortunately, I have no idea what those are, but the No. 5 looks Storm-ish, and the No. 7 looks like some variation of Garamond, though not one I've found so far, though Garamond #4 looked promising for a minute. How close am I? Any clues?

kentlew's picture

Chesh --

Yes, we're talking about Nos. 5 and 7.

No. 5 might look Storm-ish because he recently did a
revival of this text face. This is not the Storm version,
however.

No. 7 traces its roots earlier than Garamond, but is a
relatively recent (well, 1996) rendition/interpretation.

-- K.

Nick Shinn's picture

7 is Hightower.

jfp's picture

Kent, More early than you want but:
I'm not able to follow much this new Quiz, as I move to Toscana, Italy tomorrow for holidays, I will charge Tiffany (I don't ask her yest?!) to follow the answers (I give to her the answers and some more images).
typophileJuly

dana's picture

Although not an exact match (the sample seems to be an italic or at least slanted/oblique; while the FontFont catalogue shows no such versions; and the radius of the upper left corner seems to be greater in the sample), it seems to share some characteristics with FF Zan by Albert Boton.

Miss Tiffany's picture

Dana, yes indeed, "its FF Zan, done by Albert Boton during the sixties, but relaunched by FF last year, under the package FF Bastille." Congratulations. This was a clever ID as the character is the

jfp's picture

(Not yet in the move for holidays)

Impressed how you get it so fast!???

thanks for the help Tiffany :-)

dana's picture

JFP, if the "impressed how you get it so fast!???" is addressed to me, the answer is that I read the Typofonderie news. There is a photo of an Albert Boton sample in the latest issue which is a very good clue.

Miss Tiffany's picture

I can add a new quiz in the morning. That is unless JF sneaks a new one on until then. --- After I read the Gazette, I wondered if there weren't too many clues. :-)

jfp's picture

Tiffany: Stop to read please! :-P

Dana: I have done a mistake, you right.

Miss Tiffany's picture

Alrighty then, name 13 of the 15 fonts shown.

Miss Tiffany's picture

And the little numbers in the corners aren't one of the ones to be named.

:-)

anonymous's picture

Which character is it?

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