What the Font Failed. Will you?
July 17, 2012 2:48 PM   Subscribe

Any idea's on what the font used for the image/site is? Image Site
posted by dyno04 to Computers & Internet (11 answers total)
I didn't think this would be that hard, but I'm kind of stumped. The closest I could find is Plumbsky Black, which might do in a pinch but is definitely not a 100% match.

The word "Kibbitz" starts to look reeeeeallllllly weird if you stare at it for too long.
posted by bcwinters at 4:31 PM on July 17, 2012

Agreed, it's a tricky one. Nothing under "slab serif" on myfonts is a match.

Like bcwinters, I have a suggestion – Generell – but not a match.
posted by zadcat at 4:45 PM on July 17, 2012

Don't have time to do it myself, but try What The Font!. I've found it to be pretty accurate in the past.
posted by coupdefoudre at 8:00 PM on July 17, 2012

Sorry, I should have described the link. You upload an image with the font you are trying to identify and they provide a list of possible matches.
posted by coupdefoudre at 8:00 PM on July 17, 2012

I can't identify it either. I've set it up as a case at What the Font.
posted by unliteral at 8:16 PM on July 17, 2012

If the case at What the Font doesn't pan out, you could just call them and ask what it is. They may have used a webdesigner, but I'm sure they'd put you in touch with the person.
posted by ThisKindNepenthe at 11:59 PM on July 17, 2012

The title of the question states that the asker tried What the Font already (although opening a case is a good idea). I also ran it through Identifont, FWIW.
posted by bcwinters at 5:08 AM on July 18, 2012

It started out as Fink Heavy from the Rat Fink family by House Industries. Then, whoever typeset that squeezed it. (Boo! Hiss!)
posted by mon-ma-tron at 3:09 PM on July 18, 2012

mon-ma-tro has it, I'll update the case.
Out of interest, how were you able to identify it? Do you use it already?
posted by unliteral at 11:44 PM on July 22, 2012

I used WhatFontis.com. It works like MyFont's What the Font search (you upload a jpg of the letters and it spits out suggestions). I don't like the interface as much, but it will suggest free fonts and ones from foundries (like House Industries) that only sell from their own websites.
posted by mon-ma-tron at 4:21 PM on August 12, 2012

Also, the font ID forums over at Typophile.com are usually pretty speedy for this sort of thing.
posted by mon-ma-tron at 4:24 PM on August 12, 2012

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