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

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.


Continued from here.

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.

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.

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

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

Could this be Mixage EF Black by Elsner & Flake?

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!


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

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.

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.

Well, then I think it's Belucian Book Italic.

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!

Thanks, Katelynn.
Here we go:

Have fun!

Marcelo, how about a little hint?

Yes, yes , my bad.

The designer died ten years ago.

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

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

Your turn, seb.

Okay, und noch einmal!

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

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.

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

I think it's NB Grotesk 65 — Halbfett by Stefan Gandl.

Good man Seány, du bist dran!

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

Start a new thread, tikitown.

- Lex

Here we are.

It is indeed, congrats!

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

Well, it’s not Cadena Black.

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

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

Hurrah! So here it is.

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.

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

Hint: a 1930s design, redrawn by ITC.

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

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

Bingo, smongey! You're up again.

Thanks Craig,

I guess I'll get straight to the point!

The hint was in my initial comment.

FF Unit ?

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.

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

Well done!

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

Sorry for holding things up.

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

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