TYPE BATTLE: Week 14 (5 June)

Christian Robertson's picture

TYPE BATTLE: Week 14 (5 June)

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 the best designer win.

Link directly to this thread: http://www.typophile.com/battle14

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:
// Design three alternate ampersands for one weight of one font.

dtw's picture

This is for an existing, known font, yes? (rather than for something of our own design)

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Christian Robertson's picture

It can be for an existing font, one of your own, or something new.

Sebastian Nagel's picture

Take 5...

dave gath's picture

1 & 2 & 3

track and kern's picture

Sebastian, great job first off. Just wanted to point out something strange, not good, not bad, just something. Your second try reminds me of this, right off the bat (pun intended):

http://www.sportszoneusa.com/images/rawlings.jpg

dtw's picture

Er, OK let's have a go at University Roman bold:
(the etymological, the traditional, and the er.. Zapfinical?)

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ben millen's picture

i can't help but feel like i'm going to get slaughtered for this, but what the heck. it was more fun than doing work..

Lex Kominek's picture

I've always hated the ampersand in Berthold City. Here's a few of my ideas. I like the second one the best.

- Lex

dtw's picture

I like ’em. Yes, your three all fit the style of the text better than the original. Not absolutely sure about the third, but the first two sure should be in that font!
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Sebastian Nagel's picture

definitely better than the original.

I think the third one would work as well, but I would make the diagonal upstroke thinner (like in the original "e").

Lex Kominek's picture

The third one was looking too thin when I originally drew it. I think I overcompensated. It was sort of a last minute throw-in anyway because we needed three. Here's the fix.

- Lex

ben millen's picture

it's funny how the one you 'force out' (like your last) sometimes ends up getting the most attention. i like all three, particularly the first, but i'm strangely drawn to the last as well, particularly with the improvement.

Sebastian Nagel's picture

"it’s funny how the one you ‘force out’ (like your last) sometimes ends up getting the most attention."

But I guess this is because the other two fit so well that there is no need to discuss them.

jselig's picture

How did I miss this, a crying shame :(

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