Spotted on Smashing Magazine: Font-Bot Project
Their words are better than mine could ever be: "It is time for your favorite font to stand its ground. The idea is to build robots out of a type face, showcase them and hope others put together a potential opponent. Once there are two font-bots ready to compete against each other, only thing left would be to “let the battle begin!” Participating is not hard, the rules are clear: all robots must be built of type alone (letters A to Z). Let’s see if your font has what it takes to defend its corner. Fight!"
I was casually perusing the latest/greatest free fonts for 2012 when lo and behold there was a shout out feature pointing towards this friggin' amazing idea that uber awesome James Vecchio started. omg you guys, I'm for sure dating myself here but I do recall a TV show called Battle of the Network Stars (circa '76 - go original version or go home!) and this font battle project got me reminiscing in such nostalgia for the simpler days of old.
Bring on the nerdom playing field and get those glyphs flying across the screen, this is such fun!!! Reminded me of my own attempt, and sadly so (she's nothing to write home about ;) of little bot girl I made while messing around in Illustrator. gosh darnit how I adore type face and all the things you can do with it. me loves!!!!
Whether you're akin to the bowflex or the thighmaster, these kinds of warrior attributes only require a bit of design-force-field magic and don't depend on you to lift a finger or a leg in excess to do it either! Too bad Howard Cosell wasn't around anymore to intro these kinds of things, my ears kinda rang with his catch phrase “I'm just telling it like it is” because a good old fashioned font-bot feud is where it's at people. ♥
** please keep in mind, my meager attempt at glyph-girl was done in 2010 while in web design school and it was one of my 1st forays into Adobe Illustrator **