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

Bald Condensed's picture

This is how it works:

  • A complete glyph is published in the Type ID Pop Quiz.
  • Try to identify the typeface. To win, you need to name both the typeface and the weight.
  • 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 complete 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 first. Too easy? Go to the Expert Level Type ID Pop Quiz.

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.

all about seb's picture

Thought it might be Candice, but it is Motter Femina's Latin Small Letter F With Hook (is there a better name for this character?).
Designed by Othmar Motter and exists in one weight only.

Bald Condensed's picture

That's the discontinued Dutch monetary sign called 'florin'. It's gone the way of the dodo since the Euro finally took over in 2002.

Florian Hardwig's picture

Hej Seb,
absolutely right! :)
Nothing to add but a link to a thread about the florin: http://www.typophile.com/node/13226
Your turn!
F

all about seb's picture

Okay, here you go. One of my personal favourites:

tearsforsappho's picture

Could this be Mixage EF Black by Elsner & Flake?

all about seb's picture

Dear Katelynn,

right on - it's the subtle 'Q' of ITC Mixage Black designed by Aldo Novarese.
Guess that makes it your turn. Have fun!

Seb

tearsforsappho's picture

Well, I was gosh darn close! Now to find a good one for the next challenge...

tearsforsappho's picture

Well guys, here is the new one. Being a newbie here, I had a hard time deciding how obscure to be with this, so I hope I didnt make it too easy. I suppose I shall soon find out.

tearsforsappho's picture

Hmm. A clue perhaps?

The roman of this font (this is the italic, book italic rather) was a 90's revision of the work of Lucian Bernhard.

I lovelovelove this font.

tearsforsappho's picture

Right on! Perhaps because my name starts with "k", I am partial to fonts with an interesting "k". Vibertus is next on my purchase list for this very reason. Your go!

plumbago's picture

Thanks, Katelynn.
Here we go:

Have fun!

all about seb's picture

Marcelo, how about a little hint?

plumbago's picture

Yes, yes , my bad.

The designer died ten years ago.

all about seb's picture

Ah thanks! So this must be the nice 'ffi' ligature in Phill Grimshaw's ITC Klepto.

plumbago's picture

You're right! it's Klepto by Phill Grimshaw but in fact, is the ‘ffl’ ligature ;-)

Your turn, seb.

all about seb's picture

Okay, und noch einmal!

naoiseo's picture

This made my day, some days it just comes to you! Seb I believe this is FF Zapata Black by Erik van Blokland. Released in 1997.

all about seb's picture

Well Naoise, you are spot on! It surely is a beautiful face, just begging for an opportunity to show itself.

...and glad I could help in improving your day, it's your turn now and I am looking forward to it.

naoiseo's picture

Ich bin dran! Lets stick with the Deutsch. I give you the lowercase 'a' from from a typeface I love.

naoiseo's picture

Good man Seány, du bist dran!

tikitown40's picture

hello, i'd love to know which type this is!
can anybody name it?
thank you

Lex Kominek's picture

Start a new thread, tikitown.

- Lex

smongey's picture

It is indeed, congrats!

akira1975's picture

Thank you!
And this is the new one. Here we go.

all about seb's picture

It's Eli Castellanos' delightful Barricada published through Sudtipos.

akira1975's picture

Yes, Sebastian, you’re right. It’s Barricada.
Your turn now.

all about seb's picture

Hurrah! So here it is.

all about seb's picture

Seems like it is time for a little hint. This is the section sign from a typeface that was among the winners of the 2003 Type Directors Club Competition.

all about seb's picture

Well done, Craig! Now it's your turn.

eliason's picture

Hint: a 1930s design, redrawn by ITC.

all about seb's picture

An incredible smile... but I really don't have a new challenge ;)

eliason's picture

Is this small-x-height font just a ♬ cold and lonely, lovely work of art ♪ for the rest of you?

eliason's picture

Bingo, smongey! You're up again.

smongey's picture

Thanks Craig,

I guess I'll get straight to the point!

smongey's picture

The hint was in my initial comment.

smongey's picture

Afraid not?

This typeface was designed in 2003 and then got a facelift in 2006. I can also say that it has 7 weights with small caps and italics complementing each weight.

robbiefa's picture

Apex New... That d really threw me off Sean!

smongey's picture

Well done!

Perhaps this one was a little abstract. It took a good while to crack.

Sorry for holding things up.

robbiefa's picture

Yeah but you gave a nice clue at the start... Straight to the point haha! :) seems obvious now!

robbiefa's picture

Sorry for the delay, I was in Amsterdam for the weekend and couldn't put up an image!

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