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>>> Type ID Pop Quiz V2.4 - 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.

There are some hints in the previous part of this thread and here is another one that will make the ID pretty easy: Another font of this designer, an awarded font, was used in the Intermediate Level Type Quiz.

A little zoom out

Come on now it's Kinesis by Mark Jamra for Adobe. The Italic g.

Oh yes! it's Kinesis Italic by Mark Jamra.

Your turn Carl!

And, especially for Jan (the only one who got into my intricate hint):
The other typeface by Mark Jamra is Tacitus, named after the secretary of emperor Trajan. :—)

ok here:

Hello Carl,

is it the lowercase g from Cyrus Highsmith’s Prensa?

Yeeeess... Which weight?

Mmmmh, I’d say rather the Light.

Yes, correct! Your turn. Sorry to delay so long, I've been busy.


What delay? Most of the time the X-Level is a slow-moving beast.
Here’s the next challenge:

No takers?
Okay, here’s the first hint: This typeface is by a female type designer. Alas, the linked thread won’t help you: so far, her name hasn’t been mentioned on Typophile (but it has been on Typographica).

Another cropping, same scale:

Another 'g'?...

Yes, it’s another lowercase g indeed.

Zooming out:

Hi Florian,

Is it the ‘g’ of http://Scriptuale Light designed by Renate Weise?

Perfect answer, Akira!
It’s your turn.

Thank you! :)

Here’s the next one:

It’s a ligature.

It looks like an "fi" ligature.

No, it’s not an “fi” ligature.

No takers?
O.K. Zooming out:


Hi Marcelo,

No, it’s not a ‘gi’ ligature. But you’re close.

'gj' ?

- Lex

Hi Lex,

Yes, it’s a ‘gj’ ligature.

I’m sorry. I took a trip, so I’ve not been on-line.

More zooming-out:

O.K. Here is another hint.
Another gryph of the same font:

The designer is a woman.

Hi Akira,
it’s close to this one, right? ;•)


Hi Florian,

Indeed it’s close. But the ear of the ‘g’ and the dot of the ‘j’ of the font are connected.
O.K. More zooming out:

Indeed it’s close.

I was referring to its name!

Ah, now I see. :D
Indeed, Florian! Sorry.

Yep, the name of your font is pretty close to the name of the font.

Florian knows the name of the font, but he cannot answer. Anyone else?

What it comes down to is:

The designer is a woman.
The name of the font is very similar to the name of the font Florian showed.

Other hints:
The font is named after an African mushroom.
The designer works in Berlin.

Yes, come on now! :-)

Another visual hint:
The designer of this typeface and the designer of the typeface in question have something in common:

Well, finally… after Kigali, and Jan Fromm's Camingo, I think it's Kigara by Elena Albertoni. Both designers work with Luc(as) de Groot.


Marcelo, you’re correct. It’s Kigara designed by Elena Albertoni.

Kigara was Elena’s first attempt at designing a text typeface. The result is not exactly a conventional book face.
Strongly influenced by handwriting, Kigara is best suited for short texts set at medium to large sizes. However, its open letter shapes and subtle serifs make it a very readable face in smaller sizes as well. Kigara will also make headlines as a modest, light-hearted display typeface.
Kigara is named after an African mushroom - hence the mushroom vignettes and African ornaments in the OpenType version and the ‘B’ set. Both the sets also include small caps, alternate figures, special ligatures and other expert glyphs.

It’s your turn now! :)

Ok! let's go:

Have fun!

No takers?

zooooming out

Is it a 'w'?

- Lex

Hi Lex! nope, is not a ‘w’.

Is it an 'a'?

Is the black really the white?

No, is not an ‘a’ Craig and is not reversed, Miss Tiffany. : )
Is a Basic Latin standard glyph.

Is it an ‘@’, Marcelo? Or a ‘3’?

Hi Florian, yes! it's an ‘@’.
Two designers for this font.

Two designers: a man and a woman.

Here's the complete glyph.

Two designers: a man and a woman, husband and wife.

Two designers: a man and a woman, husband and wife. This font was released by the foundry they founded in the 80's.