Type Battle 33 // Futura holiday dingbats

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Type Battle 33 // Futura holiday dingbats
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// THE CHALLENGE

Create a set of holiday dingbats to match Futura. The set must have at least 5 dingbats.

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

// REQUIREMENTS

- Image size: 550 width x 400 height. 72 dpi
- Color: Black and White only
- Format: JPG or PNG

*Reminder: Please try to keep your file sizes to a minimum!

// ABOUT TYPOPHILE TYPE BATTLES

This is your chance to stretch your type muscles on a weekly basis. You have one week to create and submit your entry. 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.

As with any street battle, there is no panel of judges and no prize — only the ability to call yourself the best on the block.

Link directly to this battle: http://www.typophile.com/battle33
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In keeping with the character(less) features of Futura and also considering that whomever would actually use such a typeface would not normally partake of holidays, this is about as exciting as Futura gets :)

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: )))))

Stop Graham you're killing me, not even a sans snowflake that would fall so fast it would crash through the roof of a car? That would be the bold of course : )

Michael

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"Merry Chrsitmas?" :)

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The menorah is missing some candles.

Feels like a Volkswagen holiday.

--steve

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Your snowman also seems to be missing a head...unless that's an emoticon snowman. :)

Peace,
JT

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In the Futura future heads on snowmen are unnecessary decoration from the past; just like serifs and uneven stroke weight.

--steve

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Tree Worship Wreath Candy Canes Candle

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Ho Ho Humbug

Tim

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These geometric representations of binary orders (2⁰, 2¹, 2², &c.) are my Christmas present to Paul Renner.
And to everyone:
Happy Christmas! Happy New Year! I wish you all new clothes and fresh eyes, and may your lives be twice perfect.

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ChrisL

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Since we're on the subject... nice, Chris. *winks back*

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Now THATS funny.

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Is she taking aim?

Tim

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I can do this without leaving TextEdit.

Amidst the snowflakes: ornament, Santa hat, manger, tree.

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This is my first entry in Typophile. Merry Christmas!
Esta es mi primer entrada en Typophile. ¡Felices Fiestas!

Catholic Christmas - Navidad Católica

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¡Bienvenido!

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;-D

ChrisL

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darn i cant post mine it says "could not copy image. Error"
lame

Chris Lozos's picture
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Take the spaces out of the file title.

ChrisL

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awesome! haha thanks dezcom!
well heres my dingbats
Bell, Snowflake, Tree, Holly, Candy Cane
prolly gonna touch it up more
but hope you guys dig it anyways!
happy holidays 8)

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semi-non-denominational ornaments:

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ChrisL

Do you mind if Sarah comes to my house tonight. Hell, my wife hasn't winked at me like that in years. One time she got something in her eye and looked like that though : )

Michael

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Sure, she can come over, Michael--just don't wear anything that makes you look like a Moose :-)

ChrisL

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Oh what I would give for a Klondike bar!

Sorry for straying... I just had this image!

Michael

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Tried to create all the icons with Futura glyphs only and keep it minimal & clean.

JonE.

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BTW, love what you guys did with the different 'T' interpretations for Typophile on home page...Do you operate this website, Ngoc Ngo?

JonE.

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Sorry O_O

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Now that is more like it! :-)

ChrisL

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Happy Holidays!

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Holiday awesomeness! You're all nailing this battle so far.

Thanks Jonathan! Glad you like it. Typophile is run and operated by the great folks at [[Punchcut]] ;)

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This sounds like a battle for [[Richard Kegler]].

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Hey guys. is it too late to start this one?
i'm new here and would like to try my hand at this.
mas paul

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> Hey guys. is it too late to start this one?
i’m new here and would like to try my hand at this.

Hi Paul, welcome to Typophile.

This is the current battle. So you're not too late.
Go ahead and take a stab at it. :)

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Can you tell what this is supposed to be?

Simon Heptonstall's picture
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A 1920's German Christmas stocking?

Dan Greene's picture
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It's clearly a gift under a beautifully decorated Christmas tree.

Clearly!

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More festive Futura fun..

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A 1920’s German Christmas stocking?

You got it! :-)

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whoa that futura claus is cool!

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Yes, he even brings Christmas pie :-)

ChrisL

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hahaha ohh lord

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Di Di Ding Dinbang

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Futura Claus. That's just brilliant. I see his mouth is the number 5. That's close enough to the requirement for me!

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Going for a classic modernist style.
Hopefully, Paul Renner would be proud.
What do you guys think?

Craig Eliason's picture
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Early tests at the Bauer foundry convinced Renner to adopt a more conventional lowercase 'g'.

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This is my first attempt, nice battles :-)

Trying to keep it simple:

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Fabio, great entry! This one is my favorite so far. They are simple, clearly identifiable and match the style of Futura very well.

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Thought I'd hit you with some local Futura Swedish Christmas decorations.

Merry Christmas! God Jul!

/Tee