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

Bald Condensed's picture

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.

nina's picture

Congrats to you now, Sindre! Glorious. :)

Sindre's picture

Thanks, Nina, but we'd better wait for authorised judgement this time. Technically, you won, since your solution was the first to match the provided sample.

Sindre's picture

... waiting impatiently for the verdict ...

Lex Kominek's picture

Sorry, I forgot I was running this thing!

Yes, you are correct. Your turn, Sindre :-)

- Lex

Sindre's picture

Wowee!

I have absolutely no idea if this is ridiculously easy or insanely hard.

Good luck, everyone.

eliason's picture

Thought I had it here but the angles aren't quite right.

Bendy's picture

Is it a bowl and stick glyph?

Sindre's picture

Nice try, Craig.

Er, I'm afraid that's unfamiliar terminology to me, Ben, but I deduce you're asking whether this is one of these glyphs: bpdqþ. And my answer is: No hints yet.

Sindre's picture

FF Pitu

Nice try, but no.

Sindre's picture

Only in my dreams. Well, in fact, it's actually rather inexpensive.

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

so not an american foundry then?

Sindre's picture

This is not Twenty Questions.

Sindre's picture

OK then, the typeface in question is not from an American foundry.

Sindre's picture

And yes, it is a stick and bowl glyph.

Sindre's picture

I'll make it easier: The author of this typeface has two letters with diacritics in his name.

eliason's picture

It's not the q from František Štorm's Serapion, is it?

Sindre's picture

Actually, it is. We have a winner! Congratulations.

Gee, I dig that typeface. Baroque 'n' roll!

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

arrrrgggg—oh—I mean congratulations. :-)

eliason's picture

Okay, here goes:


Good luck!

sim's picture

Could be a French ampersand.

eliason's picture

But it's not! :-)

Lex Kominek's picture

Maybe an 'R' or a 'K'?

- Lex

eliason's picture

Nope. It's a lowercase letter.

eliason's picture

Sorry, totally "spaced out" and forgot to give any clues! Hmm...

It's not a free font.

eliason's picture


Same glyph and scale.

Jan's picture

Could it be a ‘g’?

sim's picture

Probably a connected typeface, may be the x.

eliason's picture

Now we're getting somewhere, but not an x.

Designer taught me much of what I know about designing type.

But I've never met him.

Sindre's picture

Time for another subtle hint, perhaps? (Yes, I know the rules forbid my participation in this round.)

nina's picture

Yeah, like: Is the designer, by any chance, a regular contributor to Typophile?

eliason's picture

Not a contributor to Typophile I don't think. I learned from his books.

nina's picture

:-| This is a hard one.

eliason's picture

Maybe another view will propel one of you towards the right answer.


Same glyph and scale.

sim's picture

I'd say that's a caps J

eliason's picture

No, it's lowercase!

plumbago's picture

I think it's the ‘w’ in Rocket by Leslie Cabarga, who is well known for his many books.

eliason's picture

Nicely done. It's actually the 'v', but I'm going to say that's close enough! Your turn, Marcelo.

plumbago's picture

Thanks, Craig. Here's the new one:

sim's picture

At first look, I guess it's the interrogation point from a sans serif typeface.

plumbago's picture

No, it's not an interrogation point. Sans serif? well... er... hmmm... it's in my "Idon'tknowhowtocatalogtheseones" folder in my font manager.

sim's picture

What about the number 2 or the german Eszett? If it's not a sans serif, could it be a “hybrid” one? ;^)

eliason's picture

An outline three?

plumbago's picture

hmmm... yes, André , hybrid could be a keyword for this one, also decorative and display :^)

Craig, it is a three! not outlined though.

Florian Hardwig's picture

Do I smell the ‘Hague style’? ;-p

DuffanyHero's picture

Does this have anything to do with the mathematical typographer Luc Devroye.
I have him on my friends list in Google Talk.

http://dafont.com/SharpCurve.font

plumbago's picture

Ha ha ha! yes, Florian, yes... he was born in Netherlands but lives in the U.S. ;^)

Nothing to do with Luc Devroye.

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