Type Battle 35 // Stars & Stripes alphabet

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Type Battle 35 // Stars & Stripes alphabet
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// THE CHALLENGE

Create an alphabet using "Stars & Stripes" as your inspiration.

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

// REQUIREMENTS

- Image size: 550 width x 400 height. 72 dpi*
- Color: Color or Black and White
- Format: JPG or PNG (make sure there are no spaces in the name)

*Please try to keep your file sizes to a minimum! 50k per file max.

// 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/battle35
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Doesn’t fit the requirements at all, a piece i’ve done years ago. Since nobody posted yet, maybe it’s good for inspiration. Good luck!

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Go easy on me, this took a long time 'cause I'm a noob. but constructive criticism is definately wanted.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3123/3214330625_6aa3d4cb36_o.jpg

p.s. anyone know how i can post the image directly instead of linking to flickr?

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i had the same problem. when you insert image you ahve to make sure there are no spaces in the filename. that should work. btw great star typeface!

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It needs lots of work but here's something...
Tyler- nice work!

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This is a font I made at college last year. We were asked to design a visual identity for Hillary Clinton to be used in the United States democratic election campaign, but I chose to design a font based on the Stars & Stripes instead. I did make the font strong yet feminine so that it would fit her, but it is primarily designed using the flag as a grid. I am not finished designing the font, but given the challenge I couldn't resist posting it here.

More on www.nystrom-hansen.net

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Nice grid should be interesting when complete !

Jonathan Evenchen's picture
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Very nice, Hans! Wish I had the time to do something better...

JonE.

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I like it Jon.

This needs a lot of work, but it's Friday already.

tyler bartlett's picture
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got it!

Tim Daly's picture
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This is what happens when I cannot finish the Mojo crossword and start doodling.

Tim

Tim Daly's picture
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It also appears I cannot even remember the alphabet – that will be why I couldn't do the crossword.

R – what a nitwit.

Tim

Dan Greene's picture
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Tyler, good thinking. Love the O and Q.

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Awesome typeface Tyler, visually pounces on me!

Tobias Goth's picture
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Here's a sample of the "stars and stripes"-alphabet I created. I did the characters A-Z and I'll try and post it once I've tweaked it a bit.

I love type!

Tim Daly's picture
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Tobias,
Sweet, the solid constructivism almost changes the nationality of the message.

Tim

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@timd

Thanks!

Yeah, working on it I noticed that as well. =P

I don't know if a change in color scheme would do any good.

I love type!

tyler bartlett's picture
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when are they going to call this thing? i want to do the next challenge already!

Anthony Gladman's picture
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Here's a quick try out of an idea. The concept is that all the full caps will feature the star somewhere in their design. I think the star could be bigger. Small caps for lower case looks OK but it might be worth trying true lower case too. Any other suggestions gratefully accepted.

Also, this is my first post on Typophile. Hello everyone!

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looks good frunt!

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Frunt, that looks great!

Anthony Gladman's picture
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Thanks Tyler and Carolann. I've done some more work on it and drawn uc, lc and sc glyphs. I've posted it up for critique if people fancy taking a look: http://typophile.com/node/54821

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TylerBartlett - Great font treatment. I really like this.

Ben Mitchell's picture
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When's the next type battle?

casper oebro's picture
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From star to stripes to letters.

What do you all think?

Ben Mitchell's picture
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Nice concept!

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This turning into the war on terror. Does it ever end.