>>> Type ID Pop Quiz V2.5 - 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, Mr Bald Condensed or me 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.


Is it the alternate g from Hannes von Döhren’s Supria Sans, Black probably?

We have a winner! Yes, that’s correct, Supria Sans it is. I apologize for picking such a hard-to-find alternate character, but after my last challenge was solved in less than 30 minutes, I thought I had to raise the difficulty level. Still no problem for adepts like Jan – q.e.d.

I don’t have any idea of what to post.
Is anybody still playing?

Get the ball rolling and someone will :-)

Yes, what Riccardo said! :)

Thanks to Jared, I am once again able to log in to Typophile, so I'll try to participate, too. The last few challenges have been tough. Looking forward to your next partial glyph, Jan.

Looking forward to your next partial glyph

Next complete glyph!

Sorry. I’m quite busy.
Here we go:

Ah, nice one! I'm glad you made me hunt for this again. I'd say it's the "g" from the Light weight of Progress (which is based on Enabler), by Gareth Hague.

Oh no... It took me such a long time to come up with a challenge and you solve it in 30 minutes. You shouldn’t be allowed to play intermediate level, Nina ;-)
I’m using Progress a lot in a magazine I’m doing.

Sorry Jan! :-& I did feel a bit bad but hey.
I'll be posting a new one shortly!

OK, here's a new glyph for you guys!

A glyph combining 2 characters, from a typeface co-designed by 2 designers…

Isn’t that an interrobang?

(Maybe the «combining 2 characters» bit was poorly worded, but I was trying to allude to it being an interrobang, a fusion between ? and !)

This typeface is one of three in a larger «family-of-families», as they call it.

More hints? *Someone* is still playing yes?

I’ve looked at lots of interrobangs, but haven't been able to hazard a guess. I don’t know if that counts as “still playing” or not. Another hint would be appreciated.

Mini-problem: I've realized that the interrobang is actually not featured prominently on the foundry site (you have to download the specimen PDF and then on p. 24 you will see that the family *has* an interrobang) – so this specific glyph really is a bit hard to find. Sorry :-\
It is a little bit better to see on the (lovely) web site of one of the two designers who collaborated on this. These two guys live literally half a world apart – but the person this typeface is named after was concerned with things even much further away...

(BTW, I think that was a pretty big fat hint there, but if you'd prefer me to cancel this and post another glyph that's easier to find please let me know.)

Embarrassed to say I've never participated in this quiz. But would this be Galaxie Copernicus Semibold Italic?

Yeeeaaalmost! It's actually the Medium Italic. But I say your solution counts (since these glyphs are really somewhat inaccessible if one doesn't have the typeface).
So congratulations Ivan, and welcome! Your turn. :-)

Wowee, that's interesting. I'd overlooked Galaxie Copernicus but thought Kris Sowersby might have something to do with it, I'd checked Newzald of course. You have a great collection of fonts, Nina.

Thanks Nina — those clues were just too fun not to take a stab at it.

Here's my first attempt at this. I have no idea if it's too easy, too hard, etc, so everyone be sure to apply proper chastisement.

> You have a great collection of fonts, Nina.
Thanks Ben – I joke that that's the secret purpose of running my business. ;)
It's really not very comprehensive yet but I pick'em carefully.

Ivan talking of taking stabs and then posting such a pointy glyph scares me off this thread now. ;)

Hint: This is new. Design date is 2010 and it was released in 2011.

Bump. Any more hints or guesses to get the thread going again?

It looks very similar to Acta Poster italic, DS Type, but I think it's different, sadly :(


Shoot, sorry folks — I completely forgot about this!

Bendy was close. So close. Splitting-hairs close.

Acta Display Black Italic, ha!

I think you got it Bendy.