Type Fight: A Battle of Design

One new idea for every day in 2011. We're talking big, small, local, international, in action, and on the drawing board. Here's today's -- what's yours?

Graphic designers and Drew Roper and Ryan Paule needed a distraction for their day-to-day grind. Looking for a challenge and a bit of friendly competition, the two began Type Fight, a weekly face-off in typeface design. 

Each week, Roper and Paule choose a character and give themselves a limited amount of time to design that character. The results are then posted on the Type Fight website and put up for public vote. The winner takes bragging rights.

In recent weeks, Roper and Paule have found more competitors in cities outside their homes in St. Louis and Chicago to fight in what they call the typographic ring. 

Check out their progress (they have quite a few characters to go), vote for your favorite, and find out how you can enter the battle right here.

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Claire Lawton
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