Pixel Art Challenge: Pixel-graphy


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Stickman challenges you to think pixel fonts from the pixel artist perspective.
Not as single color bitmaps, but using pixelart techniques to create your typeface.
So, pixel the numbers 0 - 9 and the alphabet in either UPPERCASE or  lowercase
(or both if you're feeling adventurous and have time) in your own creative way.

Colours: More than 2 (excludes transparency) but less than 32 colors.
Canvas Size: No real restrictions, but this is not for newspaper 'war' headlines, k.
Transparency: Allowed

SPECIAL NOTE: No external AA.

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.

Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 6/30/2008 02:59  |    19

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Ndsfreak (Level 5 Soldier) @ 7/6/2008 23:59
Well, I just want to say to everyone here in the last minute of the submission time for the compo, that all of your entries are pretty awesome. That is all.

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jamcob (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/3/2008 15:13
Theres gonna be heaps of entries for this, theres gotta be some pretty awesome ones. Cant wait

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Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 7/1/2008 05:54
Some interesting stuff:

http://www.hort.org.uk/bin/branding/2007/bmc/bmc_typography.gif
http://pzrservices.typepad.com/advertisingisgoodforyou/images/2007/11/17/533181193659416.jpg
http://graffiticreator.net/
http://drawn.ca/wordpress/wp-content/images/fenwickhi.jpg
http://img.ffffound.com/static-data/assets/6/b5d72936e49d53d5058bef2c6c9d272e4abc9084_m.jpg

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Noet (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 7/1/2008 03:44
do the font need some sort of theme like gold?

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iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 7/1/2008 03:15
The oldest technique for making fonts like these was to make a template, of, say, gold or stone or whatnot, and then 'cut out' letters from it and then reword where needed. Like, you make a neatly pixelled block of 16*32 pixels and then carve from it.
You can search the web for some amiga megademo screenshots (late 80s/early 90s) for examples.

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Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 7/1/2008 02:37
@Skamocore: English only as I feel it would be more cool and interesting to see all the participants different styles of the same alphabet.

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Blueberry_pie (Level 7 General Manager) @ 6/30/2008 22:31
"Canvas Size: No real restrictions, but this is not for newspaper 'war' headlines, k."

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Doomcreator0 (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 6/30/2008 14:13
Is there a limit on size?

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skamocore (Level 11 CEO) @ 6/30/2008 12:14
noooooo :(

are you sure? I think it woulda been cool to see pixelled alphabets in other languages.

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Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 6/30/2008 12:05
@Tomic: English alphabet
@Irozumi Urado: No restrictions on perspective.

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Ndsfreak (Level 5 Soldier) @ 6/30/2008 11:53
Cool, I made a gameboy styled alphabet a while back that would be perfect for this. Too bad I can't enter it. EDIT: Aha, here it is. http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/3402/theendfp7.png

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tomic (Level 11 Admiral) @ 6/30/2008 10:06

lets only hope there aren't too much of what i call pupil magazine styled fonts

i'd do a 'flexible cheerleaders'-font if i had the time.. so in case someone here is unemployed or in custody currently =)


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inkspot (Level 4 Button Man) @ 6/30/2008 09:59
So, as I understand it, we have to mock some existing font? Does it have to work as a typeface 'wink wink'? TrueType?

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Irozumi Urado (Level 1 Depressed) @ 6/30/2008 08:45
I suppose there are no restrictions regarding the perspective: We can do 2d, isometric, classic and all that... Someone please confirm. (-_o)

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skamocore (Level 11 CEO) @ 6/30/2008 08:41
well the hawaiian alphabet has the least letters

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tomic (Level 11 Admiral) @ 6/30/2008 07:59

any preferences which alphabet?

=)


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skamocore (Level 11 CEO) @ 6/30/2008 03:17
you can't antialias it to the background

also...I predict this will have a lot of entries :D...should be good

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Peach (Level 6 Made) @ 6/30/2008 03:16
no *EXTERNAL* AA? what does external mean?

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