Archive through January 22, 2004

antiuser's picture

Nothing yet?
I thought you guys would nail this in no time!

I'll give you another piece of a different glyph, then...


typotect's picture

storm's evil

antiuser's picture

Aw, that was too easy now, wasn't it? :-)

Take it, Karl.

typotect's picture

quiz

Here it is. I don't follow this quiz religiously, so I hope this has not been posted before. BTW, Your clue gave it away Adriano.

antiuser's picture

The man is on FIRE today!

eomine's picture

Candice?

Diner's picture

Sauna - Number 2

typotect's picture

no and no.
I think Mr. Sandler is just guessing sauna because he knows it is one of my favorites. :-)

typotect's picture

I should add that stuart has the correct glyph: 2

Diner's picture

Foiled again . . . . :D

beejay's picture

Very close to
MVB Fantabular

typotect's picture

Nope. I'll post more tomorrow if need be.

typotect's picture

The whole glyph:

2.gif

typotect's picture

bingo.
My favorite #2.

It's yours Tiff.

cheshiredave's picture

I should have known it wouldn't be anything so easy as Franklin Gothic No. 2, but boy, that spur...

antiuser's picture

Hoefler Knockout?

matteson's picture

Benton Sans?

snoooopy's picture

Griffith Gothic Ultra Normal???

snoooopy's picture

Okie dokie, here it is.

quiz

zpunktled's picture


he he..
i think it looks like a bra from the 1950's


is it the letter "w" ?

snoooopy's picture

Not a shirt or a bra..oh and not a "w" either.

snoooopy's picture

Okay, here's another view, same glyph.
quiz2

snoooopy's picture

I always thought that the foundry that created this was based in Europe, but it's actually based here in California.

snoooopy's picture

oops

snoooopy's picture

No takers???

Here's a different glyph...

quiz3

vanisaac's picture

Same font?

snoooopy's picture

yup, same font, different glyph.

beejay's picture

VARIEX! from Emigre

snoooopy's picture

You nailed it BJ! The first glyph is the @ and the second is the "B". Take it away BJ.

beejay's picture

Okay snoop, I'll come up with one in about an hour or so.

beejay's picture

an easy one perhaps ...


snoooopy's picture

Wow BJ, it's so big! ;-)

I'll take a wild guess..."n" from Eurostile Black Extended?

beejay's picture

good guess but no. What you see is the glyph ending,
so it's a lowercase r. I was not trying to fool ya with the crop.

Sorry about the XL image...

btw, the typeface is more common than Eurostile.

Aaron Sittig's picture

Taking some inspiration from the critique threads maybe?

Chicago lowercase r.

beejay's picture

correct, good job ...

I wanted to find an unusual glyph nested in an Apple
System Font but didn't get very far. :-)

And yeah, I was thinking bitmap because Susan Kare
is distributed thru Atomic.

your go ...

Aaron Sittig's picture

Hot damn. I wouldn't have come up with that if I didn't have Chicago on the brain the last few days, both from Miguel Hernandez's brilliant take on the ugly beast and from its use on the iPod classic, which has been replaced on the iPod mini with Espy Sans.

mysteryglyph

antiuser's picture

RR Pall Mall?

Aaron Sittig's picture

Nope. Not RR Pall Mall. Another Glyph:

mysteryglyphtwo

Thought this font has been around for a decade, I hadn't seen it prominently used (or should I say creatively misused) until this past year.

cheshiredave's picture

Rosewood fill?

Aaron Sittig's picture

> Rosewood fill?

Precisely! It's been impossible not to spot it if you've tripped into a Starbucks this past holiday season, and I've found it in Levis in-store displays as well. Was my clue too helpful?

You're up Chesh. Sorry Tiffany, one minute too late!

John Hudson's picture

Chesh, happy birthday and all that, but you're neglecting your duties here. Repair forthwith, please.

cheshiredave's picture

Well, that explains why I haven't seen any new messages from this thread in a while! Must be getting senile in my old age. My apologies -- here's the next:

popquiz

beejay's picture

the X from Xylo?

cheshiredave's picture

Close! Correct glyph, wrong typeface.

aquatoad's picture

x from helvetica?

Ok. Ok. Just bumping the thread back up to the top. If you're all trying to coax me into giving away a hasty display font, forget it :-) Quizmasters, what up?

cheshiredave's picture

BJ was so close, I thought he was going to get it soon after his last try. Here's a hint: Xylo looks very much like the typeface in question, but Xylo has 26 things the typeface in question doesn't have.

Grant Hutchinson's picture

Ashley Crawford?

beejay's picture

I'm still sulking from not nailing a 3-minute Pop Quiz ID. ;)

cheshiredave's picture

Sorry, BJ, but you're about to get another chance at a 3-minute ID, cuz...

GRANT'S THE WINNAH!

Actually, the typeface I had used was Xavier Black, but because it turns out that Xavier Black is an exact copy of Ashley Crawford (does Linotype hold the original rights to the face?), Grant is ubercorrect. Take it away!

Bald Condensed's picture

Karl AGAIN!?!

Miss Tiffany's picture

HTF Ziggurat Black Italic

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