Type Battle 24 // Lucha Libre

Zara Evens's picture

// THIS WEEK'S CHALLENGE:

This week's challenge has two parts. Choose one or both options for your submission.

Option 1: Using a Luchador name of your choice, draw the type that would be used to set your Luchador name onto a Lucha Libre style poster.

Option 2: Draw a set of dingbats that could be used on a Lucha Libre poster.

Bonus points and extra bragging rights for those who do BOTH and/or design a Lucha Libre poster.

References:
Lucha Libre
Poster samples

// ABOUT TYPOPHILE TYPE BATTLES

Here's your chance to stretch your type muscles. You have one week to create and submit your entry. 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.

As with any street battle, there is no panel of judges and no prize — only the ability to call yourself the best on the block.

Link directly to this thread: http://www.typophile.com/battle24
View all past Type Battles: Typophile / Projects / Type Battles

// REQUIREMENTS

- Image size: 550 width x 400 height. 72 dpi
- Color: Usually we stipulate black and white, but not this week
- Format: Please save your graphics as PNG

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

Hiroshige's picture

Tasty nacho of fun, Z!

I'm in! Good time to intro some of my stencil font too.

Randy's picture

¡Nunca escapar de la rana headlock legendaria!

Randy's picture

¿Nadie se atreve a luchar contra mí?

Churros y chicharrones son mi única debilidad. Pero son también mi fuerza. Ellos me hacen la grasa. ¡Ahora yo te aplaste!

Zara Evens's picture

Nice, Randy! I think this battle is off to a very good start :)

Randy's picture

I think I need to lay off the Tapatio. BTW Rana Floja is sponsored by Google Language Tools.

HaleyFiege's picture

This will be fun! I'm going to do El Pollo Con Labios.

dezcom's picture

I feel like I just fell off another planet and have no idea what is going on.

ChrisL

Randy's picture

Chris: If I may suggest, your luchador alter-ego might just be: El Jugador de Palabras (The Punster - or some such thing). The rest of my taunting comments are indeed from another planet, no matter what language they're in. So you're right on there!

Ricardo Cordoba's picture

Muy bueno tu español, Randy "Cojones" Jones!

And El Jugador de Palabras would be just right for Chris -- nice one! :-)

HaleyFiege's picture

Ricardo can be Zumo De Naranja Con Pulpo! Orange Juice with Octopus.

Randy's picture

Rana Floja y su archi-némesis Silla Plegable. Ahora una parejas increíbles!


Labios y Pulpo tengan cuidado.

dezcom's picture

Here is just the type part for now. The poster is to come. I thought I would design a blackletter typeface for this battle since it seems to be often used in Mexican street art.

ChrisL

Randy's picture

Awesome! Your color choice helps make a strong counter punch. I had to resize the browser so to avoid both images on the same page at once... else seizures :-)

Rana

Ricardo Cordoba's picture

Ack, Dezcom beats El Pulpo to the punch!

Just wait till you see what I've been working on, Chris!

Ricardo Cordoba's picture

Here is my poster...

Todos al Gran Estadio Tipofílico este viernes! La batalla comienza! :-D

tezzutezzu's picture

Ok so here's mine :)

dezcom's picture

Ricardo, that is a scream!

LOL!!!

ChrisL

Randy's picture

hahahahahaha chris looking very tough.

elVetico- nice.

dezcom's picture

Here is the poster.

ChrisL

dezcom's picture

I have just been looking at the posters that Zara kindly posted as examples and realize that mine is too slick for the genre. Randy has done a masterful job of catching the flavor perfectly. I am assuming these posters are typically hand done and bargain printed. Unlike boxing or WWF posters where big money promoters were involved, Luchador seems more grassroots.

Great job, Randy!

Tezzu, What does Vetico mean? I seem to be the only person on this thread who does not speak Spanish :-)

ChrisL

tezzutezzu's picture

Hey Chris, I don't know what vetico means in Spanish either,
it was just a quick visual pun (that apparently didn't work out that well :) )

Maybe this hint will help:

(h)elVetico

tezzutezzu's picture

And anyway Chris your type looks great!
It'd be great to know more about the creative process that lead to that result.

dezcom's picture

"it was just a quick visual pun"

I of all people should have spotted that one!!! Good one, now that my brain got wrapped around it :-)

ChrisL

dezcom's picture

"It’d be great to know more about the creative process"

My concept for the typeface was to give it a bit of a razorwire flavor so I did it all with straight lines and allowed sharp protrusions where there were intersections but in a controlled manner so that the glyphs would interlock a bit. I limited the angles to one oblique of a bout 40 degrees and 90 degrees from it or the baseline. I may complete the typeface and see if there is a market for a modern blackletter perhaps with the rock band folks or some such thing.

The border is supposed to look like that tire chain stuff that is seen around license plates on cars.

ChrisL

Chiba Chiba's picture


El SANTO contra QUALQUIERA DE USTEDES! HOY!

russellm's picture

phase one

-=®=-

dezcom's picture

Chiba,
I like your graffiti tagging lettering style. It really works for this subject.

ChrisL

Chiba Chiba's picture

Hi Chris,
This kind of tag has its roots in blackletter (believe it or not) so I guess there is a connection.
I liked your techy blackletter approach and do think there is market for those nowadays. I've seen these around quite a bit, and think yours would work the same way:

http://www.veer.com/products/typedetail.aspx?image=JBT0000005

http://www.underware.nl/site2/index.php?id1=fakir&id2=overview

http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/virusfonts/bastard

Cheers

El Santo
aka Chiba Chiba

russellm's picture

-=®=-

rs_donsata's picture

Check out this video from Mistico aerial wrestling.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uzNYHOAvRk

Héctor

rs_donsata's picture

Gotta beware of this guy

dezcom's picture

Héctor,
I finally understand your avatar!

ChrisL

dezcom's picture

Frederico,

Thanks! I really love the one from Underwear--that is a terrific take on a modern blackletter!

Russ,
Running with scissors is brilliant!

ChrisL

Randy's picture

Héctor, I was waiting for you to weigh in, given your auténtico avatar.

Re: Mistico
I don't care if it's all scripted. The high flying luchadors are athletes in my book. That is amazing.

Chris, I think while my designs have a folky quality, they are too designerly to be auténtico. Too much white -- er yellow -- space. Real lucha posters seem to leave no breathing room at all. In that regard, I think El Pulpo has it perfect. Information overload with a gradient for good measure.

I had no idea El Santo was a typophile?

I think it's time for the mashup royal rumble battle poster between all the luchadors in the ring.

And what happened to the luchadora Chicken Lips? Too much testosterone here? Most luchadoras have enough testosterone to match the most macho honcho. (please don't hurt me -- I'm just following the smack talk instructions)

russellm's picture

(h)elVetico

good one.

-=®=-

Ricardo Cordoba's picture

Real lucha posters seem to leave no breathing room at all. In that regard, I think El Pulpo has it perfect. Information overload with a gradient for good measure.

Aw, thanks, Rana! :-)

I have to say that the gradient was inspired by one of the posters Zara linked to... Usually I associate those kinds of gradients with certain old-time "vernacular" concert posters.

...my designs have a folky quality...

Definitely, Randy -- and you get lots of points for your great use of Spanish smack talk and excellent luchador names! "Silla Plegable" was espectacular!

And what happened to the luchadora Chicken Lips?

Yeah, I was wondering about her, too.

Chiba Chiba's picture

Yes Ricardo, the word here would be MAXIMALISM. :) dont know why I went minimalism :P

dezcom's picture

ChrisL

dezcom's picture

ChrisL

Randy's picture

Re: Sitting on can
Do I spy a Tecate can no less? Bonus!

Chris, didn't notice the chains were part of the font. Cool. BTW, your biceps appear to have hookworms.

dezcom's picture

"your biceps appear to have hookworms."

Yes, but at least my naval still has a sunny disposition :-)

ChrisL

dezcom's picture

Randy,
Here is the typeface so far (I am calling it Deuterium).
I only have the lower case roughed out with just a few caps as needed for the battle. The last line is the dingbats which are kerened to eachother to set as chains.

ChrisL

HaleyFiege's picture

WELCOME TO THE GUN SHOW!!!!

tezzutezzu's picture

@Chris: Nice to see your typeface going! I'm really curious to see how the other capitals will turn out.

@Russell: thanks!

dezcom's picture

Haley shoots fro the hip but she must be firing blanks because we see no bullet holes yet :-)

ChrisL

HaleyFiege's picture

I wanted to print it out for real :*(

Also added bonus of me in a blonde wig with "The Blue Orange"

dezcom's picture

YES!!!

Good work, Haley! Welcome to the death watch--see you Saturday with no holds barred! :-)

ChrisL

I love the wig! If you are not careful, I will post a photo of me ion a blond wig, too!

dezcom's picture

ChrisL

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