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.

HaleyFiege's picture

Your hair is so pretty!

dezcom's picture

It is the finest Dynel money can buy :-)

ChrisL

Randy's picture

This battle is been enlightening.

Haley: props for printing. I think that might take it.

russellm's picture

Good to see that the Blue Orange has some fans.

-=®=-

AGL's picture

¡ Diós mio, que sanvuerto locos !

David Sudweeks's picture

David Sudoeix presenta:

rs_donsata's picture

Randy, that was a funny poster the one about the chair.

Chris, is that a real photo of you back in the good old days?

I think Haley has the most authentic poster of all. Originally these posters were cheaply screenprinted or letterpressed on cheap paper with flashy gradients to call for attention. Some posters are still done this way on small towns. Later when the wrestlers became movie stars the match posters started using full body pictures.

Haley the mask in your picture from "El Huracán Ramírez" is one of the coolest ever. Sample 1, Sample 2

Héctor

dezcom's picture

"is that a real photo of you back in the good old days?"

LOL! Back in the Photoshop Days! :-)

ChrisL

dezcom's picture

BTW, Happy Cinco de Mayo!!!

ChrisL

rs_donsata's picture

Hey, thanks for remembering, I would buy all a round of tequila shots if you were on town but I would prefer to welcome anyone when the real big party is thrown at 15/09.

Héctor

dezcom's picture

ChrisL

dezcom's picture

Whoops! Pardon my suckful Spanish!

Here is a better one.

ChrisL

AGL's picture

5 de Mayo! Actually I don't know exactly what means the Cinco de Mayo - ¿Qué es Héctor?
(I can not upload a image for some reason... I will try later)

Florian Hardwig's picture

Q: Como se dice "pun" en espanol? A: pun-o.
http://www.bustedtees.com/cincodemayo

Randy's picture

My reigning heavyweight campeones de Lucha-ville:

Best Original Typeface in a Lucha Poster: Chris "Jugador de las Palabras" Lozos
Most Authentic Lucha Poster Design: Haley "El Pollo con Labios" Fiege
Scariest Knowledge of Lucha Trivia and Best Masked Avatar: Héctor "Donsata" Muñoz Huerta
Best Photoshop of Chris Lozos: Ricardo "El Pulpo" Cordoba

And finally,

Best Legally Blonde impression in a Lucha Type Battle Post:
Chris Lozos (it was close Haley).

AGL's picture

I got it! I needed a PC to do this upload! Here, the Cinco de Mayo "Je Je"
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Not really. I can see the text in the comment window, the image appears there, I can read it [xxxxx.jpg] but it doesn' do it... Later I will try again.

Natecox's picture

Didn't have time to make a poster, but I have a couple of Lucha Libre FontStructions in the works:

Luchador
http://fontstruct.fontshop.com/fontstructions/show/14177

Letra Libre
http://fontstruct.fontshop.com/fontstructions/show/32846

dezcom's picture

double post, sorry

ChrisL

dezcom's picture

"Best Photoshop of Chris Lozos: Ricardo “El Pulpo” Cordoba"

I have to agree on that one! I laughed my cajones off when I first saw it!

"Best Legally Blonde impression in a Lucha Type Battle)."

That should read ugliest legally blonde in my case :-)

Tip o the old sombrero to Randy for his spirit and fun on this one and his best Spanish by a non-native speaker!

ChrisL

rs_donsata's picture

"Cinco de mayo" is remembered as the date of "La Batalla de Puebla" (Puebla's Battle) when the Mexican Army repelled the attack of the French Army invading the country in 1862 claiming the payment of debts and supporting the imposition of Maximiliano de Hasburgo as monarch.

Despite of this the french occupied the country until 1867.

It's a national holiday for schools but certainly not the most important date for the country. It has received lots of attention from the north american government as a political strategy and a symbolic celebration (america for the americans).

Pun would be "broma" "juego de palabras". A more witty and lascive pun would be called "albur".

Héctor

Ricardo Cordoba's picture

LOL!

Welcome Chicken Lips! YES! I want to see that poster in print! :-)

Now if only I could find a blond wig... dang! ;-D

Triple Batalla, YEAH!!!

P.S. I loved the bit about "el Estado de Typophile"... Our very own nation-state! (Besides San Serriffe, of course.)

AGL's picture

OK. My ludic invention this time is the TEMIBLE GALLORDON, which was complicated and I had to place it somewhere else:
http://www.photoblog.com/storage001/2008/05/05/

The thing here is this Engravers, 19th Century? I don't know but I can say 1900s. It is just a alphabet, it doesn't even has punctuation, and ¡cuidaos! with the curve, because of its many singularities, if you touch it with a pencil, what happen is that it behaves like a rat trap and bang! Sometimes I think this stuff could just blast the monitor from within...

¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo a todos Ustedes!

Thanks Héctor, I knew about some french occupation or so but not so detailed.

André

rs_donsata's picture

Hey Nate, wonderful set of pixels, some of the mask I actually recognize.

Chris, that blackletter does look very mexican to me, specially red over yellow, kind of chopped paper for the day of the dead.

André, your Gallordón is very funny 80's like but I fear that it looks more like a box poster or tomato sauce advertisement to me, ¡LOL!

Héctor

Hiroshige's picture

...oops, spelling error.

AGL's picture

Héctor, it is smashed... I don't know. The other day I was searching something on the web and I endded up on the page of

EL REAL BETIS BALOMPIE

It is very interesting the way they found a translation to football. It is a crazy thing as putting BALL and FOOT backwards, more and less like this:

BALLFOOT

And also to remember, colega, the few years I spent in Seville back in the early nineties. The Betis stadium, Estadio Manuel Ruiz de Lopera is very small if compared with their huge rival, ER Sevilla. Nonetheless their smallness they are leons. Not to mention that around in the neighborhood, which is residential, there are lots of cafés with good food and all the folks out at night, Y LAS PALMAS. A la sevillana. HUGE.

Cheers

André

russellm's picture

I confess - 2 things:

1, When I saw this challenge and some to the lucha libre postes, I thought of a font I was already working on. So, I didn't invent mine from scratch. I just make a bolder, rawer font (Dischuffed Raw Bold) with the uber cool LI ligature that I stole from Randy's LO lig in his entry above.

2, I don't know anything about Lucha Libre and plan on taking som classes in...

(oh - I'm not late, am I :¬)

-=®=-

Randy's picture

Props to Command Zed for the brief on this one.
I was a little worried at first, but people came on strong.
This was perfectly timed procrastination para mi. Gracias.
(Big project deadline ahead!)

Paul Cutler's picture

I am not a very good letterer and this is very late but I am a Lucha fan so here we go:

pattyfab's picture

I actually have a font called Mil Mascaras based on Lucha Libre. Here's the glyph palette.

HaleyFiege's picture

Actually I was dressed as Barbarella :)

Ricardo Cordoba's picture

Patty, that's a neat dingbat font -- it even has an extraterrestial or two... ;-)

And I suppose Labios Barbarella could do battle with those evil aliens. :-D

dezcom's picture

I think the registration mark is the baddest hombre in that font, he can make you black and blue as well as red and yellow if you don't keep him in line :-)

ChrisL

AGL's picture

i pick tiger man

dave bailey's picture

When will we get a new challenge?

oprion's picture

:D


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oprion's picture

For the full exposure :)


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AGL's picture

Ivan, your Gigante is big! I wonder if EL Gigante would sound like ER Gigante in southern Spain.

oprion's picture

Big, and bacony-fresh!
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