AlphaBattle 2.0 - Post your entries here!

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LetterCult.com is running AlphaBattle 2.0, check it out here: http://www.lettercult.com/archives/1479#more-1479

Details are as follows:

DATES

February 15 – February 28 – submit the Letter A. On March 1, we will publish all of them.

March 1 – March 15 – submit the Letter B. On March 16, we will publish all of them.

And we’ll continue posting the dates as we progress.

GUIDELINES

• Submit a 600 pixel wide file (flattened, jpg, tif, gif) to lettercult [[at]] gmail.com. You can also upload to the Alphabattle Flickr 2.0 group. And while you’re at it, you can upload your letters to Nate’s LetterPlayground.

• Include a link to your site, if you’d like us to link.

• One submission per person per letter.

• You can make your letters however you choose, with one exception: Don’t use a font as a starting point…this is a site about letters you build from scratch. (wink)

• Keep it safe for work.

• Try to be original, in some way, shape, or form.

• Have fun.

• You can submit a letter after any deadline. We’ll still add it to the group.

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Here's my entry for A:

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B

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I like your "B"!

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Thanks!

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"C"

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What did you use to make that C?

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A pen, scanner and Illustrator

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"D"

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"E"

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"F"

"G"

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Dave Bailey: for the curious-minded (and that's pretty much everyone, amirite?_) I'd like some kind of explanation of your process for the letter "C". CS3? 4? 5? Was this a path trace filter? What did we miss? Thanks!

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Ophello: The actual letterform was drawn with a pen then scanned and imported into Illustrator. I did an auto trace, cleaned up the paths then merely copied and rotated the form, pasting behind each time. 1 degree at a time!

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Two more:

"H"

"I"

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"J"

"K"

Better late, than never!

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"L"

"M"

"N"

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"O"

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Nice work! What was your thinking behind the "O" design? (or why did you select this approach above any others?)

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Thanks! The O was inspired by a pattern I saw on a manhole cover, where the rain had puddled inside raised shapes. It hinted at black letter forms in my eyes, but retained strict geometry created by a grid of smaller shapes. The O could easily be 1 color, filled, but I liked seeing the different pieces make up the final form in an optical illusion of sorts.

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"P"

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I like this P! :-)

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Thanks, riccard0!

Here's Q & R!

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"S"