What font type or name did they use to render this image?
You've posted to the wrong part of the forum. Type ID requests are made here:http://typophile.com/typeid
The typeface is called Shango, and is based on Schneidler-Mediaeval mit Initialen, designed by F.H. Ernst Schneidler in 1936:http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/castletype/shango/