If any of us have time, this would be a fun little exercise: Can You Type?
The site's description:
"The idea is simple, sort of like a photo gallery, but without any photos whatsoever. With a canvass 240 pixels wide, and 400 pixels high, create a typographical representation of yourself. It can include as many details as you wish, for example, real name, nickname, website, email, height, weight, eye colour, age, date of birth, and so on. This will be ongoing, so there wont be any kind of deadline."
Go for inspiration or to participate. No deadline.
Sat, Jul. 24th, 2004, 10:36 am
so by default, it seems that cyclotron
once again won the latest typefight. congratulations!
my awesometastic little sister ohsuzyq
(to whom you ought all to wish a happy nearly-legal, since she turned 18 today) suggested this text:
a screaming comes across the sky
and so we're using it. i'm expecting lots of fire and violence, and opus-style tributes to thomas pynchon.
um, and some more damn entries. i'm even going to make a real effort to submit something myself this time.
the deadline is August 7th, 12AM AST.
the winning entries will be posted on the website as soon as i get home (..tuesdayish). cyclotron
, which url did you want me to display with your pieces?
Fonts: Myriad, Zapfino, Papyrus
App: Illustrator 10, Photoshop 7
DIGITAL reproduction is souping up supergraphics, allowing designers to transfer highly detailed photographs and graphics to paper, vinyl and fabric and to blow up images to the point of abstraction. Computers and the Internet have created new awareness of letters, numbers and even punctuation, spurring designers to use them as graphic elements. http://www.nytimes.com/2004/07/15/garden/15SHOP.html
xposted to graphhicdesign
You kids should all check out this website, especially if you're looking for typographic inspiration:Typography and the History of Design
(Link suggested by Emily)
Feel free to discuss & post relevant links, etcetera.
good saturday morning.
the "a rose is a rose is a rose" typefight has ended. there are a grand total of two entries. vote on 'em here
. Winner will be announced Wednesday.
the rain in spain stays mainly on the plain
as suggested by stephanie_bean
get out your enormous hats.
entries will be accepted up until Saturday, July 24th, 12AM AST
. that's my little sister's birthday. also, if you've a suggestion, feel free to mention it.
okay, a few notes.
there are two entries thus far (if anyone can get something in by friday midnight, they're welcome to enter it). please vote on them if you like them.
i notice i screwed up saturday's date, because i have an empty head. so, to clarify, entries can be posted up until midnight AST on Saturday, July 9th
. that's the last remnant of Friday night. which i know is the time that everyone sits around, thinking about type.
to ensure that everyone has a chance to vote, voting will continue until Wednesday
, when the winner will be announced and everyone will drink champagne.
for a vote to count as a vote, you must use the word "yes" in your reply to said entry. otherwise, i consider it merely a comment, even if you're saying something nice.
and as a last note, just in case anyone was wondering, you can submit Flash or otherwise animated pieces, so long as they're still contructed entirely of type.
entry title: "A little pile of shit like me can dream, can't he?"( biggerCollapse )
* City Contrasts
Thu, Jun. 24th, 2004, 03:41 pm
TypeFight Competition #1
closes Saturday, July 8th at 12am AST. Because I run on AST, and other time zones just confuse me. If it helps at all, that's 11am EST, which most of the world seems to run on.
The text to be used:a rose is a rose is a rose
No punctuation, no nothin'. Just the text. And no pictures of Gertrude, because I love her, but she scares me in that schoolmarmy sort of way.