TYPE BATTLE: Week 8 (13 March)

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TYPE BATTLE: Week 8 (13 March)

Here’s your chance to stretch your type muscles on a weekly basis. Each game kicks off on Monday with a new challenge, and closes at midnight PST on Friday. Anyone may submit a design response to the challenge. You may enter as often as you wish. Post anytime. Critiques and comments are welcome throughout the game, from participants and spectators alike. Smack talk is encouraged.

Winner take all, no holds barred. May be the best designer win.

Link directly to this thread: http://www.typophile.com/battle08

Requirements:

- Size: 600 width x 400 height. 72 dpi
- Color: Black and white only
- Format: Please save your graphics as PNG
- Only respond with the characters posted in the challenge.

// THIS WEEK’S CHALLENGE:
Use only black and white, design a word no longer than 8 letters using faux 3d letters. Here's the catch: all entries must be done by hand.

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Yes!

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Go ahead and post something if you want, but the challenge officially ended over four years ago.

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Is that the last one or can any one join.

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Nick -- very cool use of the negative space! I actually had to shrink the image to see the word correctly (in essence, "backing up" from the image). Nifty optical effect.

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Ohhhhhh now I get it. I was quite confused till Lauren mentioned 'negative space.'

Here's mine, a little rough and it's got a kind of wacky perspective but I think I may add more details and ink it when I get time.

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Hey everyone! Here's my first sketch–not too complex.

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I liked the idea of an extreme perspective but it didn't come together like I hoped.

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Sleepy script attempt…

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I don't know if old work is kosher or not. Here is a piece I drew (pen and ink) 25 years ago as a logo concept for the "American Society of Landscape Architects" (ASLA). They used it on a publication cover but did not use it as a logo. Oh, well.

ChrisL

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Furbag? I wanted something with a cap, an ascender and a descender. Besides... "Helvetica" is 9 letters.

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along the lines of 3d type…

http://www.universrevolved.com/

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(likewise - I wanted something with ascender & descender...)
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oooh....dtw.... now it's ON!

:)

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Not hand drawn but I thought I'd show you this aswell.

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hey Nick,

is that from that Univers Revolved link?

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Sorta cheating, but neverthess…

Did these ages ago at a boring job. Some more on my site.

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Kris, that is really nice. How you would you solve the shading with just black and white?

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"is that from that Univers Revolved link?"

No, an outlined text treated through a 3D effect plug-in in Illustrator. Before I had seen the Univers Revolved stuff, honest.

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no way! that's crazy. i assume that's how Ji Lee executed his whole deal…

…maybe that could be a whole new type ID challenge!
do you have to buy the plug-in?

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I'm not sure. I did it during a quiet hour while freelancing at a company. I don't have a copy myself. I try and find out the details.

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I've had a quick look online. The 3D effects are now built-in to CS.

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i am impressed, really creative stuff this time around.

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First time posting:

When writing my daughter's name the crowd of descenders sometimes get in a tangle...

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Good grief - is that what a .png looks like?
It was nicer as a jpeg!

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Gorgeous!

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Kellie, GIFs work the best for black and white only.

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How would I solve the shading?

Like this, if I had more time!

—K

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Does black & white only include grays, also?

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Wow Kellie...

Impressive! i wonder what would happen if a few of us collaborated on a single piece of work?

Mike

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Mmm! That's a nice one, Kellie (BTW, the png looks just as good as the jpg to me using Firefox... I bet you were looking at it with MSIE weren't you?)
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Thanks for the kind comments - I'm using what I think is the latest version of Safari and the png looks HORRIBLE!

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I switched to Internet Explorer and it looked horrible there, too. Must be some optional setting (?) as a lot of the other pngs looked OK in both browsers (including mine, I'm relieved to find!)

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The Peggy lettering is awesome! It's really beautiful!

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Here's something I found in my sketch files:

It's a detail of a doodle I did during a meeting in about 1981. I realize there are way too many letters in there, but I cropped out a bunch of others. The cropped area shown above is about 2.5 inches tall in the original.

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BTW, I love the Peggy drawing. The drawings this week have been really good. Well done, everyone. Kris, you could maybe get work from Tim Burton.

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Kris, you could maybe get work from Tim Burton.

i love yer style, kris. it reminds me of lettering illustrations from Roald Dahl's books...so i can make the Tim Burton connection as well. >^D

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I dunno what to say, but all of the works are pretty good.

I agree with you paul, I also like Ti Buron's lettering

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I think Nick and Glen's are the cleverest. The more I look at Glen's 'Twisted' the more it grows on me. It looks like it would taste good too!

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these are looking nifty :P this week gets a quick sketch from me as well. tried to put some optical illusioneske style to it (says "oh my!!")

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Somebody had to do it:

by the way Mark, Kellie, Cerulean: sweeet. I knew there was a reason to like handmade type, in spite of Urban Outfitters.

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OK, we've had quite a variety of ways of rendering the 3d effect, so just by way of an experiment...


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^
that's pretty freekin sweet!

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Just a quicky, I should be working......'Peggy' is lovely btw, killing it with the letters :) 'Extruse' has pretty elements to it as well. I think I choose SKY because it's grey and moody in East London.

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Ahh - just found this, coupla weeks old - outline for a graff piece saying MEK. My first real look at 3D letters that used their depth as an element of the letters rather than just a shadow. I started the experiment by cutting out 2d letters, and manipulating them and sketching the results...which incidently looked horrible. Once you get the x,y,z thing in your head though it becomes easier to draw abstract stuff. Sorry for the ramble, and the dirt over the skecth, it's paint.

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mesa wins