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the image has nothing to do with Chris Vine, its just a cool image of vines.

Avant Garde LT extra light, and bodoni i think.

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a couple more attempts...
Futuristic science fiction, probably set in Russia...

And an action/adventure novel that takes place on a red planet...

I used Soho Gothic, Bodoni and Joanna

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An aside. It always irks me when we look at design journals, especially those that say it is all about typography, and they don't credit the typefaces.

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Two different kind of books. None of the dogs is a Portugese pointer, but pointers anyway.

ITC Galliard

ITC Mendoza

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Looks like the last one located a plant.

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The typeface for this one is jabberwub by James Arboghast.

ChrisL

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Mili,

It looks like David captured your avatar :-)

ChrisL

PS: THANKS, Ricardo!

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Had another go.

What if Haydn's Symphony no. 79 had been a cold-war-era pulp spy thriller instead of just another piece of classical music?

Used a free font called Know your product.

For my first entry - Lionel Crabb - I used Orator Std.

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I couldn't resist joining in this time.
Books are my weakness.

I use P22 Corinthia and Didot.

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Love that one Colaboy! Extra kudos for working the watermark into the design :)

Andi

[semibad]

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I'll be honest...the Wikipedia hit was for an album by Life of Agony (whom and of whom I've never heard) called "Ugly," but I just put "Ugly" into the Life search...so yeah.

This image just immediately leaped out at me from the search results for some reason. Apparently, there's a model agency in London called "Ugly" or something like that...

Is it sad that I'm considering using this title, at least, if I ever release a book of my poetry?

P.S. Please don't think that I consider any of the fonts here "ugly." I actually like them all, and I love using two out of the three families represented. I just think they worked, sort of offsetting the deliberately "silk-screened" image.

Peace,
JT

EDIT: Since it seems to be the hip, cool thing to name your typefaces:
Virgin, Adobe Caslon Pro, and Delicious (regular, smallcaps, and heavy).

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Can't wait to curl up with a few of these books. Some look like best sellers based on the designs alone!

By the way, great suggestion to include the name of the typefaces.

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I'm new on the site, just signed up today, but I've been following Typophile through Twitter. I saw this topic on there and I couldn't pass it up.

In the first one I used Archer and Edwardian Script, in the second I used Imprint Shadow and Minion Pro.

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Thought I'd do another, just because of how ugly my first was...

Note how I used blur to focus on the reindeer's nose...of course it's told from his point of view.

Valeria Script Cola Pen, Nimbus Script, and Anivers.

Peace,
JT

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Compatil Text/Fact LT Pro

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Mona Lisa and Fontin Sans

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Baskerville.

The strangest thing about this is that the funereal picture is actually a match not for "Dead" but for "Smiths."

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Borges Titulo, Poema

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Thanks Andi.

The watermark stayed because I needed a publisher.

Daniel

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I tiptoe in for my first battle entry: Zero Friction

From the original TIME image: "Rubber ball, frozen to near absolute zero by liquid helium, shatters and vaporizes as it strikes floor."

(Prestige Elite Std, Eurostile Regular)

Love all the entries, everyone!

-C

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(I used Riot Squad NF and Corbel)

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(Used Avenir)

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My first attempt in Type Battling:
A cover for the book about George Szell - conductor and composer.

I've used Helvetica Condensed (Bold and Regular).

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@eliason: wow, talk about a picture saying a thousand words...along with a title, of course. If the book were titled "The Best Days of Our Lives," or something, it'd have a whole different feel.

Man, I'd really like to have most of these books on my shelf...

Peace,
JT

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I just had to try it out. ;^)

(To much spare time, you say? No, not really. Just som problems prioritize...)

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Hah! That's great. You forgot the Barnes & Noble price sticker, though...

Peace,
JT

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wow these entries are great

will post one shortly....might not be as good as some of these though :S#

peace out

Simsy

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Fonts used: Museo Sans 900 & 100

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Used Univers - - what else?

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Don't be so modest, Jos, your name is worth more than 100!

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:-) You're far too kind, Craig.

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Nice and peaceful, this one. Cronos is the typface.

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Great challenge.

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I swear- my wikipedia article was a book title!

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This was the first title that Google found for me.
Fonts used were Goya Ultra from Harold's Fonts and FHA Egyptian Bold from Letterhead Fonts. The Tokyo station photo was shot by my father (a Life staff photog) a few days after Japan's surrender in September, 1945.

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Times New Roman Bold and Helvetica Obliques. I know, right, but you should see Sydney Transport styling.

I did just learn a lot about ferries, though.

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ITC Blair

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Got "Sterling Rohlfs", apparently a test pilot of little acclaim.

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Champion; Verlag Condensed

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Here's mine. It literally took me three times before I could get one that worked.

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PF Agora Serif (Italic & Black Italic)

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SecretFun –

Nice!

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Friends.

Sorry for the few submissions, shaking out some creative cobwebs.

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The photo that came up was a Greek widow so I went with it and massaged the storyline a bit.
The type is my Dez Superego Light, Medium and Black.

ChrisL

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What a fun game!

You loved the building in Columbus, Ohio, now, experience the thriller novel!

first go was kind of simple: Myriad Std Sketch and Myriad Pro.
But I saw all the other clever folk (I'm a bit of an amateur) so I went for another try.

ended up with a Sin City sort of look. Same font except for my name, which is Small Fonts, because I moved to my computer at home where there are fewer fonts.

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I just had to pull a Monk and make the 100th post to this thrtead :-)

ChrisL