Hailing from the muddy banks of Mississippian Missouri, Drew Roper is no fair-weather fighter. From an early age he's carried the nickname “Rope-A-Dope,” because he knew how to take a hit and because it rhymed with his name. He eventually made his way to Chicago, at the request of the President.
We think a little competition is healthy. So, we cooked up a simple concept. Create enmity between two designers via salty language and a bottomless bin of yo' mama jokes, then watch them use their lettering skills to duel while democracy takes its course. In a week, the loser walks away with emotional scars and the winner walks away with measureless glory. But ultimately, Typefight is just an arena for people who like having fun with letters.
This project started as an escape for a few working-world designers and has grown into a big, beautiful mess. We're truly thankful for every competitor who's gotten their nose bloody for our sake, and for everyone else who sits in the grandstands with us and votes every week.
Bryan Butler is a child of the Ozarks, the progeny of Bushwackers and scoundrels. His beard hides his weak chin. His veins are filled with creek water, his hands taught by splinters and sermons. He doesn't eat his vegetables. Now Bryan has relocated to Texas, stirring up clouds of dust and trouble behind him. He misses his mommy real bad.
In south St. Louis born and raised, on the playground is where Ryan Paule spent most of his days. Chilling out, maxing and relaxing all cool, and all shooting some b-ball outside of school, when a couple of guys, they were up to no good, started makin’ trouble in his neighborhood. He got in one little fight and his mom got scared ‘cause he beat the living crap out of everyone there.
Jeremy Loyd is just a regular ol' guy from Ohio. On a typical day you might find him playing basketball or just whistling a happy tune. He loves his wife and always eats his crust. Yep, Jeremy is a pretty swell dude. That is, until you perhaps shoot him in the eye with a pellet gun. Then Jeremy transforms into “Loyd the Living Steroid,” a not so amicable fellow with immense strength and two or three witty comebacks.
In a reasonably priced apartment in Dayton, Ohio resides one of Earth's most decent heroes. From the makers of Neopets and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting comes... Ethan Muller! A mystery man with the power to recite 60 digits of pi, Ethan, along with his sassy cat Izo, are on a mission to beautify the web and nullify bad code, even if it means living alone forever.
In his time as a butcher, Rob learned how to dismember most living things in the most efficient and tastiest way possible. Needless to say, you don’t want this man sizing you up. He has no surname, only a guttural howl. Don’t even try to start a petty argument with him, as it would just be safer to keep this man on your side.