TYPE BATTLE: Week 7 (6 March)

Christian Robertson's picture

TYPE BATTLE: Week 7 (6 March)

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/battle07

Requirements:

- 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.

// THIS WEEK’S CHALLENGE:
Make a script based on Hobo. Set one word no longer than 8 characters.

blflm's picture

wheres that rss you spoke of?

dave bailey's picture

Don't mind this, brain fart.

Christian Robertson's picture

Thread rss is back.

aaron_carambula's picture

Hobo link, if that is the Hobo we're talkin about.

timd's picture

It's getting kind of lonely in here, something I knocked together.


Tim

duncan's picture

I'm working on one, but I've been kind of swamped for the past few weeks. Hopefuly I'll be able to get it up here by tomorrow.

Duncan

duncan's picture

By the way, nice one Tim. I especially like your "g."

Duncan

Christian Robertson's picture

This one was a tough one.

Mark Simonson's picture

I agree. I may have something to show yet, but it's tricky. I never realized how unrelated Hobo is to handwriting, which of course is the basis for scripts. If anybody comes up with a decent solution, it's going to be very interesting.

dave bailey's picture

You're breaking your own rules Christian! ;-) Nice even work though.

And yes I did some sketching today at work during some down time of this problem and also realized the same think Mr. Simonson. I'm still gathering my thoughts as well.

Christian Robertson's picture

I know, eight characters. I realized this after I posted. I've never been a good one for following directions. Hobo has a lot of brushish tendencies, which translate well to scripts. There are a lot of really cool things about Hobo that I never noticed before. The sharp terminals on the uc S and lc c for example are super cool.

fractal's picture

rules - shmools

I have no idea what it is I am breaking, but this is it.

Needs work I know, but I had to get something in this week.

pd

Mark Simonson's picture

There are a lot of really cool things about Hobo that I never noticed before. The sharp terminals on the uc S and lc c for example are super cool.

I don't know. The more I look at it, the more of a mess it seems to be. What was Benton smoking, anyway? And how long did it take him to dry out? Hmm...

eron s's picture

Nice Christian. I like the 'a' and the tail on the 'n'. A more script style 'z' with the descender might look good as well.

fractal's picture

I don’t know. The more I look at it, the more of a mess it seems to be. What was Benton smoking, anyway?

pd

duncan's picture

Difficult indeed!

I was especially having a hard time with the lc a. I can't decide if I "preserved" it or wussed out on it.

Duncan

dtw's picture

I agree with the above comments: it's a toughie, so many characters just don't lend themselves to "scriptifying" - the two-storey 'a', the on-the-baseline 'g' whose tail points the 'wrong way'. I had a go on a bit of paper rather than the computer, but threw it away as it was crap! (Blast my left-handed "dyscalligraphia"?!)

After seeing these great tries, though, I might have another go if I get time!!

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G T's picture

Hello all.

I'm still learning. Any helpful hints or tips?

Graham

timd's picture

Graham, that successfully keeps the look of Hobo, I think the directions of the connectors from n and k might work better following those of the other characters, concave rather than convex, but good work. It isn't as easy as I first thought when I read the brief.
Tim

Randy's picture

I took some liberties (q), but Hobo lurks in there.
You didn't say it had to be a connecting script did you?

I like how Christian's example is hobotized, with out literally
referencing the outlines and trying to add connections afterward.
It's a new creation. Hobos daughter by Ms. Snella Roundhand

Randy

Christian Robertson's picture

Randy, that's awesome. It definitely keeps the spirit of Hobo, but the connections are naturally made. I think you're the first one to post hand drawn work. Super cool.

danya_design's picture

Hallo all, my second attempt

Christian Robertson's picture

Duncan, I like how you kept the connecting strokes pretty monoweight. And I agree, Mark. Hobo is a total mess. In some ways it reminds me of the meandering curves of Art nouveau, without any of the elegance.

cerulean's picture

I had to try it with the undescenders.

G T's picture

Cheers for the advice Tim. Have reworked with concave connectors.

An' here's an attempt without simply tracing the hobo characters and then joining them up.


something doesn't quite seem right about it (the 'o' for starters i reckon)

Graham

blflm's picture

i just threw this together, i changed it alot just for fun. i know its lots of probs :|

G T's picture

it shows how forced and rigid my vagabond looks
back to drawing board i think

Graham

dtw's picture

OK here goes... I was wondering who actually uses Hobo these days anyway, when I wandered into the next room and saw a packet of Sainsbury's Chocolate...

Not great, I know, but I wanted to have a go at a script-style 'r'...
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colombopablo's picture

interesting approach cerulean

Diner's picture

Well, haven't participated in previous battles but this one interested me and I decided to do a proof of concept . . . My approach was far more minimal than most of what was presented so far in that I wanted to accomplish a script 'feeling' with the least amount of modification to the face so if they were presented in tandem folks would know one was the script and one was the base weight . . .

The other thing I noticed as with other script faces I've developed is that not EVERYTHING needs to connect in order for it to be a script style. This is certianly true of trying to make the Hobo CAPS connect where there isn't a natural 'tail' . . .

Beyond that, things like the 'er' combination I felt had nice flow so what would be gained with a formal connection between them? Functionally the idea of a script in my mind is to present a comfortable eye flow rather make everything touch . . .

Not the most exciting submission but I feel it appropriately accomplishes the challenge . . .

Best,
Stuart :D

Locash's picture


So this is my first challenge, I havent tried to do this before but I felt like I wanted to give it a try.. Its almost 12, so a little last minute, and its longer than 8 characters, but i wanted to use the word. Enjoy...
Kris

Rob O. Font's picture

Truely frightening. Truely.

eslamstudio's picture

Design is my word and need your opinion

Pieter van Rosmalen's picture

I think I don’t get that last one...

Paul Cutler's picture

I think the person is from Hoboken…
peace

dave bailey's picture

I just noticed in the closing credits of 'That 70's Show' the usage of Hobo.

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