>>> Type ID Pop Quiz V2.2 - Expert Level

This is how it works:

  • A portion of a glyph is published in the Type ID Pop Quiz.
  • Try to identify the glyph and the typeface. To win, you need to name at least:
    1. typeface
    2. weight
    3. character/glyph
  • 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 portion of a 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 or Intermediary Level Type ID Pop Quiz first.

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.


Continued from here — unfortunately the previous thread just died on us. Here’s a new challenge. You know the drill. ;^)

An oldstyle tailed z (ezh) perhaps?

Although the shape is indeed that, this face is anything but oldstyle. ;^)

(wrong read)

Hey, whassup? No-one's game? Yell if you want a hint! :^P

Is it an upright script?

Nope, it's a very recent design that's quite hard to categorise. If I described it, you would immediately know what it is.

Blah, is it animated?

Nope, it's a totally crazy blend of different styles and influences that miraculously manages to work as a gorgeous and balanced face. Plus it's got a gazillion alternate glyphs.

i first thought about the ezh in Yanone Kaffeesatz and then i tried the 3 in Delicious (both free fonts), but no one fits.

It's not a freeware font, but it partly is. (Ooooh, I'm being cryptic now)

Oh I know I know

Zalamander Regular, I’d guess.

YES!!! Good one, Lari! :^D

Read my review on Typographer.org. ;^)

OK, you're up. Give us something tasty.

Why didn’t you say anything, Tiff?

Should’ve known without the semi-free tip when I was shooting for Burbank.

Is it ok to wait till Monday, or should I post something right away?

> Why didn’t you say anything, Tiff?

Because that would've been cheating. I was talking with Tiff about Zalamander the other day and she knew I was going to post it as a challenge in one of the Type ID Pop Quizzes. :^P

> Is it ok to wait till Monday, or should I post something right away?

That's all right -- just don't wait too long or the thread dies on us all over again. ;^)

Couldn’t post the one I wanted, so here’s a random one.

So I waited too long?

So I waited too long?

Nope, I'll get things started to keep things alive.

My first reaction was What font has a 'Q' like that. Aldus? No.

My second reaction was Am I sure I have the right letter?

Am I chasing a ghost (i.e. the wrong letter)?

It’s a q.

Hey, this is going a lot better than my previous one.

Yes, it would've been cheating if I commented. :^D

This one’s not Hrant’s cup of tea, I suppose.

Um, is it Palatino?

[edit: cap Q, and Roman, I think]

I had the same thought about Palatino actually and had to take a look to be sure. The modulation near the end of the tail on Palatino is much sharper than this. Even though I'm wrong on a daily basis so we shall see.

On a random note, is there a more specific word for this than a tail?

Not Palatino. Maybe I should say this is a lower case q.

Ah, so I was chasing a ghost.

This is me running back to Intermediate level.

Not only running, but screaming.... ;-)

Come back!

Relatively new, used by a famous and respected director in a movie.

Should I post a new one?

How about posting the answer to this one? ;-)

It will be better to have a clue. ;^)

It is Linotype Caterina, a calligraphic face I knew nothing about.

This new one is my love.

I meant mon amour…

Gee, Lari, there's only something around 18 trillion French blackletter scripts to parse.... ;-)

Hey, this is the Expert Level Quiz after all. ;^)

And it's been almost 48 hours and not even a sniff: somthing tells me that "expert" isn't the word most people would use.... ;-)

Not French but German.

ROFL! And there's only 48 trillion German blackletters to look at? ;-)

I don’t think there’s much more clues left…

The designer is known for his free fonts. That’s right, the double f word.

Could this be a creation of Manfred Klein's?

Is this one a free font?

Yes! Manfred Klein it is. I was just about to come here calling the man small, so it’s a good thing you got here first. ——— Well, I’m not sure if it’s a free font but those Amour hints should send any fraktur lover in the right direction.

I found a font of Manfred Klein named MonAmourFraktur, but I couldn't find that glyph in there...

There are 28 fonts that match the hints so far. The name of this one refers to an area in Germany. And if it isn’t obvious, this one isn’t suitable for running text or even headings, if you ask me.

OK, I got it! It's WeimarCaps by Manfred Klein, capital A, right?

Freedom! Here I come! All yours, Bart.

Here it is, have fun :)

the stroke-modulation screams sauna italic swash for me, but i cant find a fitting letter.

Nope, this little puppy didn't go to the sauna ;)

you're answer would've been such a good hint if it was really bello. and i cant think of another font with a dogs name.