Type Battle 32 // Book Cover Meme

Ngoc Ngo's picture


You will create a book cover, using a fictitious title and an image from the LIFE photo archive.

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


Follow these steps below:

1. The first article title on the Wikipedia Random Articles page
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random) is the title of your book.

2. Go to the LIFE photo archive (http://images.google.com/hosted/life) and enter the title (or part of the title) as your search term. Use any image from the search result for your book.

3. (optional) Include your name as the author of your book.

4. Use your graphics application of choice to throw them together,
and post the result.

- Final Image size: 550 width. 72 dpi*
- Color: Any
- Format: JPG or PNG

*Please try to keep your file sizes to a minimum! Our server is taking quite a beating with all this imagery. So compress, compress compress! Thanks :)


This is your chance to stretch your type muscles on a weekly basis. 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 battle: http://www.typophile.com/battle32
Link to the battle directory: http://www.typophile.com/typebattles

Quincunx's picture

How long is this going to continue? ;)

I think this battle is long over by now? Maybe a new Battle of similar type should be started. The Futura Dingbats Battle hasn't really taken off the way the Book Cover Meme did... or as the Defiant Battle.

somol's picture

I am amazed. So much good work. Congrats everyone.
(Interesting to see how every isolated deficiency stands out in such an inspired collection)

gregmadeit's picture

Well I'm a little late to the party but I had this cover all made up before I realized this battle was almost a month old.

I joined Typophile just to contribute to this thread, so overdue or not, here goes:

I was lucky enough to get an actual book for my random wiki article!
(Apex Sans Bold and ITC New Baskerville Italic.)

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- Scott Sullivan

Dris's picture

Eh if other people are still posting, here's my shot.

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