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Shout out your suggestions for next weeks' Typophile Type Battle.
Redesign of the Coca Cola logo for the 21st century, only if its legal to touch of course.
This is probably way too obscure but I think would be a challenging battle:
Take Georgia (or any font with an /f/ with a standard ball terminal) and redesign the top of f so that if a dotless i follows it can not be mistaken for /fi/.
I like the ligature suggestion.
Another one could be, given some definite letters, choose a well known typeface which is tied with a particular style and make them in another style.
Examples: Franklin Serif, Garamond Sans, Eurostile Slab, etc.
Another one: reinvent/improve the @'s design.
Or, expand the asterisk to at least five symbols.
I'd love to see what everyone can do with the Coca Cola logo!
In a given typeface (say, Times New Roman or Myriad), invent new forms of letters so that the letters presently more-or-less indistinguishable in upper- and lowecase (CSVXZ) have distinct case forms.
(That came from http://www.typophile.com/node/33647)
How about numerals for Barf Bold by B. “Hap” Kliban?
@eliason: your suggestions are always on the verge of typographic subtlety! :-)
after the "album cover meme" (one of my favorites), and the "book cover meme", I think we could have the "movie poster meme"!
Now that it's been a year and a half, how about a new type battle? :-)
Since the last one listed on http://typophile.com/typebattles is still the Digg one,
I don’t think it’s a priority. Maybe we should make them ourselves ;-)
Here's an idea: redesign Schadow's superyucky numerals.
See comments here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kupfers/5819488164/