Type Battle! Week 4 (2/6)

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Type Battle! Week 4 (2/6)
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TYPE BATTLE: Week 4 (6 Feb)

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/battle04

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 two ligatures for Cooper Black and set them in context. Bonus points for any ligature no one's seen before.

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Trial balloon number one

ChrisL

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What a perfectly ridiculous idea.

Hmm.

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i hope the double "ist" ligature counts...

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nc

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I decided to give the italic a crank...

The 'di' needs some work... a little too swoopy.
But I think the classic 'ct' ligature works well enough.

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I think I posted this one to the ether earlier...

pd

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There's been a disappointing lack of trash talking lately, so... EAT THIS, SUCKAS!

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Now I go get myself a cup of “t”…

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Wow, nice i_t lig! :)
These old type battles are great!

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"These old type battles are great!"

Hell yeah. Humbling.

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That would be good if you'd used the full name of the beer and not mispelt it and the pr needs kerning.

:)

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hmmm, no illustrator at home, but I do have p/shop 6

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may i ask - being as i know squat - what the difference is between a ligature and the swashes from week 2?

much appreciation...

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[[ligature]]
vs.
[[swash]]

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thankye very much mr.Hunt.

now, where can i get cooper black for free as i don't have it?

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I followed istitch's example and went with a triple-letter ligature... this is one that really should be its own letter, considering its phonetic butchery:

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I've kept my 'ch' ligature more on the beefy side, tho it lacks the flair of Grant's 'ct'.

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now, where can i get cooper black for free as i don’t have it?

then you'll just hafta freehand all your work. >^P (we don't do free)

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fair do, I understand. i'm just skint as ever. cheers.

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Picapusher,
You should do your "dg" lig in Cooper for this as well?

ChrisL

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upper and lower case versions
Tim

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Fraktur fonts used to have tz ligs... Bonus for the fa lig?

> now, where can i get cooper black for free as i don’t have it?
My way was to use the "text to display" thing at http://www.linotype.com/284/cooperblack-family.html and then alter the image.

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done, and, done.

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Through and through, here is mine too:

ChrisL

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The mutant g sprouting antlers to become a gh ghets mad props.

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Here it is with the ough as one lig:

ChrisL

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Here's a quick sketch.

GOV

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It just occured to me that the grammar is incorrect. Opps. Hopefully you guys can overlook that and appreciate the ligatures.

:)

GOV

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Go, Chris! How about one long bouma? ;^)

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Cheshiredave,
I am diggin' your "t-o" lig but please don't send it to Terrel Owens, he does not deserve it :-)

ChrisL

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we are bouma-lacka, bouma-lacka, bouum, boum, boum :-)

ChrisL

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Really interesting stuff, all. I'm quite fond of the gh ligs from both Pica and Chris.

And in the spirit of battle, I have to call out the presence of many swashes trying to pass themselves off as ligatures. :)

Now I'd better get to work on mine.

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OK Tiff, we no-longer lacka bouma:

ChrisL

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In terms of fontellectual property, would it be fair use to post an EPS of the outlines of an alphabet from the font in question so the font-poor among us could still sink their teeth into it?

(and is this maybe a question for a different forum?)

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Does it count if it is all one big lig?

ChrisL

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That bo is tricky; I read bama. (which is ideal for the crimson tide, but I suspect not what you had in mind)

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i'm gonna say that that's not ok to post the outlines.

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Outlines?

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yeah on second thoughts, mine are more swashy then liggy,
you got me
i'll get my coat

Dan Greene's picture
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last one from me I promise: in this case, form certainly does not follow

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that last one is approaching cooper black script

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That is a real fun one Pica, makes me want to go and ask my doctor for a ct scan :-)

ChrisL

PS: Your edgy dg Cooper is brill dude!

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i’ll get my coat

No, you shall stay and try again!

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i had to jump into the ring on this one

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Get ligs or die tryin'.

Who wants to step up and get their ligatures cracked?
by my man Kris from the 'ville with his mad letter-track.

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Sounds like wristy business Kris :-)

ChrisL

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Chris L whacks back with his slack 'Coop Black,
but he still knows yo that Kris is his big daddy mack!

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Maybe I would fight better with my:

ChrisL

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Another way is to use:

ChrisL

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The k from 'Zland is comin' to tramp
I float like a butterfly sting like a bee.
Muhammed was heavy-weight champ
using 2 fisted ligas and bookin' with me!

ChrisL