(x) New York Times Magazine Font / slab similar to Stymie, Memphis - Karnak Pro Black {Florian}

mydot2001's picture

I have been wondering about this font for quite a time. All I know is that it belongs to Geo series, but cannot quite figure out which one exactly.

Can anyone help me?

James Arboghast's picture

Probably Geometric Slabserif 703 Extra Bold BT.

j a m e s

mydot2001's picture

Is it the same?

Not bold enough to me.

James Arboghast's picture

Not exactly the same. The middle vertex on W in your sample is different from Geometric Slabserif 703 Extra Bold, as well as the weight. Possibly it's custom type but I doubt it. If you can live a few small differences, Geoslab 703 Extra Bold with a stroke chucked around the outside.

Sorry, that's all I have time to come up with.

j a m e s

Marten Fischer's picture

If there's a straight Black version of Bitstreams Stymie out there? If so this is probebly it... ;^)

There are at least two things that speaks against Geometric Slabserif 703 and Memphis and tht's the serifs on the upper uc W and the top oc the lc a. Also the width of the stems doesn't match...

James Arboghast's picture

There is an extra bold weight of Stymie. But Stymie has a double story "a", and the sample shows a monocular "a".

Yes I know you're joking. Wankshaft.

Geoslab 703's "a" is match.

j a m e s

Marten Fischer's picture

You're correct, James. I did a misstake in the link description in my post. It should have said "...a straight Black version of Bitstreams Stymie Italic...", that's got the right kind of a. The a in Geometric Slabserif 703 and Memphis is close but no match. because they both got the top serif on the stem. But if you straighten Stymie Italic up it's actually kind of close to the first sample...

franzheidl's picture

That's Memphis extra bold i'd say.
Edit: Link

loremipsum's picture

The uppercase W, N does not match.

loremipsum's picture

Hm. But that Stymie has a twostorey a.

Maybe it's Chitchy by Baseline.
http://www.fontshop.com/fonts/downloads/baseline/chitchy_ot/

loremipsum's picture

Chitchy's "a" is too fat...it really looks like Stymie with alternate a.

Lex Kominek's picture

http://www.typophile.com/node/38152

The previous thread shows a two-storey 'a' though.

- Lex

pattyfab's picture

Maybe it's custom, like most of their fonts.

Ricardo Cordoba's picture

Yeah, that's probably it, Patty.

Jason Walley's picture

I know that Font Bureau, out of Cambridge, has worked with The New York Times in the past, and they list The New York Times Magazine in their list of clients. Just browsing quickly I didn't see anything listed in an obvious way to help here. Try browsing their site, though—or contact them if it is that crucial.

http://fontbureau.com/

As a semi-related side note. I heard that there was a brief in one of the recent Magazine issues about a new face the magazine is using. I can't find that story anywhere online. Anyone know which issue or where I could find that story?

eolson's picture

> I heard that there was a brief in one of the recent Magazine issues about a new face the magazine is using.

I designed the new fonts in question. A bit more here, and a few more fonts to come soon:
http://www.processtypefoundry.com/custom/sunday.html

And Patty is right, save for the occasional display font, the fonts are custom, even the Stymie and Chelt.

Jason Walley's picture

Awesome, thanks for the help eolson.

And nice work.

Robert Trogman's picture

It's very close to Memphis Extra Bold

cfetcher's picture

I know this is old but that font is Rockwell Extra Bold, they use that for most of their headings then Rockwell for taglines, and their body text font is Georgia 9pt

KasinKris's picture

I'm sorry cfetcher but the sample above is Not Rockwell Extra Bold.. there are many, many differences.

Kris Todd
Graphic Designer
www.kasinkris.com
Twitter: @KasinKris

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