Type Battle! Week 4 (2/6)

Jared Benson's picture

TYPE BATTLE: Week 4 (6 Feb)

Here's your chance to stretch your type muscles on a weekly basis. Each game kicks off on Monday with a new challenge, and closes at midnight PST on Friday. Anyone may submit a design response to the challenge. You may enter as often as you wish. Post anytime. Critiques and comments are welcome throughout the game, from participants and spectators alike. Smack talk is encouraged.

Winner take all, no holds barred. May be the best designer win.

Link directly to this thread: http://www.typophile.com/battle04


- Size: 600 width x 400 height. 72 dpi
- Color: Black and white only
- Format: Please save your graphics as PNG
- Only respond with the characters posted in the challenge.

// Design two ligatures for Cooper Black and set them in context. Bonus points for any ligature no one's seen before.

aaron_carambula's picture

Didn't finish in time for qualification due to birthday festivities (friday deadlines? sheesh guys!), but if it's all the same: two ligs and a swash for good measure.

kosal's picture

It's been a while since I've been here at typophile. Just found out about the type battles. Great idea! Here's a stab...even though it's too late.

jazzsammich's picture

Nobody puttin' down votes for their faves, huh?

Here go mine, in no particular order:

1) Grant Hutchinson's di and ct ligatures (Thicken the stem on that d and it'll be perfect.)
2) Tim D's gorgeous qui and Qui
3) Glen Villegas's ctfi and stfu -- Bonus points for the stfu being usable as an entity in and of itself! ^_~
4) Brendan Callahan's spectacularly swashy In & Out
5) Jan Sandvik's mayday, although I'd want to see a couple of those strokes thickened...
6) My own anxious entry. Big ups to me! ^_~

And although my preference is for ligatures that maintain letterspacing, much love and respect to:
7) Chris's playful double g
8) Islam Elsedoudi's Cthulu-esque RR.

But I gotta give top honors to Aaron Carambula.

Those ligatures (and swash) in "sticky" are sheer perfection, man.

--Jim K.

aaron_carambula's picture

Thanks Jim, I really appreciate it

I guess you're right, a battle ought to be both riffing (which i think the community is awesome at) and judging. In that spirit I would like to give an award for inventiveness to Picapusher, it's sort of an un-ligature, taking apart a letter to reconstruct it contextually. rock on man.

Bated breath for the next battle

bwhitla's picture

hey drain - i dig it.

dezcom's picture

I feel remiss for not applauding my friend Kris's both lovely and humorous "Dezcom diss". Congrats Kris for putting the fun back and chimin' the rhymin' :-)

If I ever get down to New Zealand, I will have to buy you a cold one.


gberry's picture

Now I go get myself a cup of “t”…

Bendy's picture

Wow, nice i_t lig! :)
These old type battles are great!

nina's picture

"These old type battles are great!"

Hell yeah. Humbling.

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