>>> 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.


Lineto's Number Two

Eh… Just realised I can win this one. So what now?

*sorry, meant to say I can't win this one.

You just destroyed my fun! Thanks Sean! haha!

Hey Robert,
do you like to start another challenge?

Rooobeeert, where are you‽

Hey Guys, sorry I was away trying to get a job… Ha! I thought Sean would have just stuck up another one! I'll put up another one now sorry… Oh while I'm here anyone need a graphic designer! ha!

I hope this will be a nice simple one to make up for my absence! I'm sorry again!

Hi Robbie,

is it the G of Fontbureau’s Hermes, the more rational variant of Heinz Hoffmann’s Block?

Good luck with finding a nice job!

Spot on Florian, as always! I told you this was a nice easy one! your turn!

Yay! :-D
Okeee, let’s see how long this one will take you. No hints for now.
Have fun!

Vector illustrations don't count...

Hehe … :-D
Not a vector illustration. Not a free font.

Lowercase i ?

Hi Tiffany,
lowercase: yes, ‘i’: no.

Somehow, this reminds me of a strange blackletter lowercase "e".

Not a blackletter font, not an ‘e’.

The letter is from the Italics – which are part of a large (and growing) family.


Not a ‘z’ either, sorry.

This typeface family is made in the Netherlands.

? dotless I?

Hi Craig,
no, not a dotless ‘i’.

This letter is not made for the Netherlands.

One of these?

Way less obscure, believe me! :^D

Is it an x?

Hi Katharina,
not an ‘x’, sorry.

Quite a number of fellow typophiles might have become acquainted with this character only two weeks ago (though not with this very Glyph, necessarily).

So it's one of these.

That’s right! It’s an Cyrillic lowercase letter Ge (or Ghe), italic style: г

Now you only have to hunt down the grand typeface! :—)

In some way, it reminds me of Darden's Freight Display or Big but I really don't know if there is a cyrillic version of it :(

Not Freight. But you are right, it is a display cut of a greater family that started out with regular cuts for text sizes. The typeface in question is even younger than Freight.

Come on now, folks! I know there are a lot of type designers in the Netherlands – but not all of them do Cyrillics, do they?

Yes, Marcelo! It is Greta Grande (Bold Italic) by Peter Bilak and Nikola Djurek, from Typotheque in The Hague. The Cyrillics were designed by Alexei Kassian and Gayaneh Bagdasaryan.

The four weights are intended for large headlines (above 30pt), and therefore are designed with extreme contrast between the thick and thin, tight spacing and refined details.typotheque.com

The next addition to the Greta family will be a Greta Mono.

Your turn!

Here it is:

Volupia designed by Dino dos Santos?

I don't get the enormous inktrap for a displayfont like this... It looks like something of Underware, but it isn't.

edit: You are right I think..


You are right Akira!

Your turn :-)

Thank you. ;^)

Here is the next one:

Have fun!

Hi Akira, is this MVB Sirenne Eighteen designed by Alan Dague-Greene?

Hi Robert,
You are correct. It’s the lowercase ‘s’ of MVB Sirenne Display 18 Roman designed by Alan Greene. It was fast. Congrats!

Your turn now.

Thanks Akira,
I'm hoping this will last a little longer then my previous post.
I know it won't!!, enjoy.

Ok i think this one is due a clue. This typeface was released in July of 2008 but was designed as a text face for one specific book. It was originally designed as a round mono typeface.

http://T-Star by Michael Mischler?

Good one Berg, http://T-Star Pro was originally designed by Mika Mischler as the text face for the book Los Logos.

Your turn Berg!

Hm. In my copy of Los Logos the captions are set in T-Star Mono alright, but the text font isn’t T-Star (but Corporate S, I’d say).

I don't have Los I do have Tres Logos and your right the text isn't set in T-Star only the Index.

So T-Star mono round – was originally designed for the index/caption face of the book Los Logos.

And now the next one

Hi Irène,

that looks like the lowercase ‘s’ from Democratica, designed by Miles Newlyn – the font that looks like Letraset letters in the sun.

Yes Florian, you are right. Your turn now!


Here’s the next challenge. Have fun!

First hint:
It is one of the most widespread typefaces , I guess. Furthermore, this very Font enjoys wide distribution aswell.

Nice challenge! But I can’t give the answer.

Be patient, Irène! :-)
Here’s the next little hint:
The glyph is from the bold weight. The regular weight doesn’t have those ‘N’ swashes on this glyph.