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CHALLENGE: Pixel-graphy

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.

CHALLENGE RULES

  • Participants have until this upcoming Sunday at midnight (12AM Pacific) to submit their entry (strict). Don't forget to check the 'Submit to weekly challenge' checkbox.
  • Only new pixels allowed.
  • Open to all members.
  • Posting WIPs in this thread or in new threads in the WIP section is highly encouraged, but ONLY SUBMIT YOUR FINAL ART.

CHALLENGE JUDGING

  • Every Sunday at midnight (12AM Pacific) the previous week's entries are judged.
  • Every week a new voting poll will be posted for previous week's entries.
  • Winner announced the following week.

CHALLENGE PRIZES/GOODIES

  • Top three finishers will receive an award displayed in your PJ gallery profile for all to see and envy.
  • Top finisher gets to call the following week's challenge...sweet.
  • 'Participation' ribbons will be given for all who enter.
  • No matter what happens you get challenged :)

CHALLENGE VOTING

Vote now for your favorite pixelart in this week's challenge!

CHALLENGE AWARDS

The Pixel-graphy pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:



Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge!

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Quote balls01 Replybullet Posted: 30 June 2008 at 3:45am
simple for me im a pro at my legendary HP font hold on ill just put it up

were meant to do evfery letter... doesnt really go well for this font because its meant to be played with and any shape with 4 directions in a shape of a letter is it.



oficially wip now

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Quote JerryPie Replybullet Posted: 30 June 2008 at 6:15am
The point of a font sheet is to work well together. These letters only go fit with the one in front and behind it on the alphabet. This would not work at all if you had to re-arrange to spell something.
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 30 June 2008 at 11:34am


hrm.

Might try another set...
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Quote lap1994 Replybullet Posted: 30 June 2008 at 3:28pm
Cool! I was going to make a font set for my game.
I will post here the WIP. Cya.
PS: Normal fonts must have ASCII chars from 33 to 126 plus special non-printable chars 32(space) and 127(line break).
ASCII 33 to 126:
!"#$%&'()*+,-./0123456789:;<=>?@ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ[\]^_`abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz{|}~
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Quote lap1994 Replybullet Posted: 30 June 2008 at 3:39pm
Sorry for double posting.
May I post multiples submissions for a challenge?
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Quote Talos Replybullet Posted: 30 June 2008 at 5:15pm
I'd assume so, seeing as jal has done it.
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Quote lap1994 Replybullet Posted: 30 June 2008 at 5:33pm
I am going to post one font per day till I get that ribbon or I broke my mouse :P
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Quote Talos Replybullet Posted: 30 June 2008 at 5:54pm
This's what I got for now. need C+C before finishing.
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Quote lap1994 Replybullet Posted: 30 June 2008 at 6:41pm
OMG! I sux even in font drawing! I will try again tommorrow. oO'
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Quote balls01 Replybullet Posted: 01 July 2008 at 1:45am
Originally posted by FlyGuy

The point of a font sheet is to work well together. These letters only go fit with the one in front and behind it on the alphabet. This would not work at all if you had to re-arrange to spell something.


yeah true my font isnt really set for an actual font... but yet again the rules dont state that it has to flow smoothly as an actual font am i not correct, it only says make a font

Edited by balls01 - 01 July 2008 at 1:52am
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Quote grave Replybullet Posted: 01 July 2008 at 3:27am
Ive made two fonts (one completely and on one just afew letter) very rescently and ive thought about making another one. So I will probably enter :)
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Quote JerryPie Replybullet Posted: 01 July 2008 at 7:54am
Originally posted by balls01

Originally posted by FlyGuy

The point of a font sheet is to work well together. These letters only go fit with the one in front and behind it on the alphabet. This would not work at all if you had to re-arrange to spell something.


yeah true my font isnt really set for an actual font... but yet again the rules dont state that it has to flow smoothly as an actual font am i not correct, it only says make a font



Usually people enter a competition to win. If you want to win it might be better to make a font. If you actually think about the word font, you would assume that it would merge together nicely.
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 01 July 2008 at 11:19am


hmm...I think I'm nearly done?
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Quote Ndsfreak Replybullet Posted: 01 July 2008 at 1:59pm
I can't decide which one of these to enter.




Help me decide, please.
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Quote jamcob Replybullet Posted: 01 July 2008 at 2:39pm
What would be interesting is a font with animation, seen as its not against the rules.
 
Ndsfreak, id go with the first one, i dont really like the bigger one. The first one is more "pixel" to me.
 
I've dicided not to enter this as i suck, but i got some ideas for anyone whos stuck.
 
Isco font
moving font
font on small pixel guys t shirts
tree shaped font
 
but i guess no one will really be stuck as you can do anything, oh wellz


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Quote balls01 Replybullet Posted: 02 July 2008 at 2:11am
Originally posted by FlyGuy


[QUOTE=balls01] [QUOTE=FlyGuy] The point of a font sheet is to work well together. These letters only go fit with the one in front and behind it on the alphabet. This would not work at all if you had to re-arrange to spell something.


maybe i am entering to win maybe im entering to give sumthing to the community to block it some more well as its not in the rules i dont see why mine isnt as much of a challenge as any one elses its still a font... it does go smoothly just have to be put in order

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Quote jamcob Replybullet Posted: 02 July 2008 at 10:04am
balls01, its a nice font and its not against the rules. FlyGuy has a good point but as these arent going to be used as a font (most likely), so no one should care. Go for it
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Quote lap1994 Replybullet Posted: 02 July 2008 at 11:05am
Wait! I thought we could post multiple images for a challenge. Therefore, you could post both, right?

PS: What do you think about this font/WIP?


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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 02 July 2008 at 12:56pm
another:


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Quote lap1994 Replybullet Posted: 02 July 2008 at 1:13pm
Can I post a font with ASCII from 33 to 126?
!"#$%&'()*+,-./0123456789:;<=>?@ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ[\]^_`abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz{|}~
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Quote Hapiel Replybullet Posted: 02 July 2008 at 2:16pm
Doing more chars can never be wrong.
 Skamo: Your second lettertype looks really awesome!
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Quote Carefree Games Replybullet Posted: 02 July 2008 at 7:53pm
You can enter more than one font right? Just making sure before I go ahead and do it.  lap1994's is the best I've seen.

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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 02 July 2008 at 8:27pm
Originally posted by Talos

I'd assume so, seeing as jal has done it.



hell, pain has won 1st + 2nd in the same week...pixel on.
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Quote Carefree Games Replybullet Posted: 02 July 2008 at 8:33pm
I don't know how I missed that. I read everything else instead!
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 02 July 2008 at 8:44pm
I guess it would be a good idea to add that you can enter multiple times on challenge threads in the future...since there's always someone asking.
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Quote greenraven Replybullet Posted: 03 July 2008 at 8:28am
Originally posted by lap1994

Sorry for double posting.
May I post multiples submissions for a challenge?


Yes you can make as many entries as you want. For most challenges it's a bad idea since you'll be strapped for time. But this is the kind of challenge where you can easily sneak in a dozen entries or so.

Speaking of which... it's been far too long since I've entered a challenge. This seems like the sort of thing that's just right for getting back into the pixeling groove.

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Originally posted by jalonso

Originally posted by Talos

I'd assume so, seeing as jal has done it.



hell, pain has won 1st + 2nd in the same week...pixel on.


Let's not forget Met's mad pixel spree that one challenge. How many ribbons did he get? 9? 10?

Edited by greenraven - 03 July 2008 at 8:30am
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Quote Blueberry_pie Replybullet Posted: 03 July 2008 at 10:02am
Don't think I'll be finishing and submitting this, but maybe it will inspire someone

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Quote Larwick Replybullet Posted: 03 July 2008 at 10:07am
Thats nice and solid BP. I like the Q especially, having more pizzazz.
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Quote tuaarita Replybullet Posted: 03 July 2008 at 11:27am
Do "Ä" and "Ö" for universalityivishnessyishness.
I'm running in the desert,
running in to the sun,
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Quote orbofwisdom Replybullet Posted: 03 July 2008 at 3:25pm

http://pixeljoint.com/pixelart/33699.htm

blargh its my font.


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Quote zi-double Replybullet Posted: 04 July 2008 at 4:11am
One question ... can somebody clear what is exactly "No external AA." in the font !!!


here are some examples:


N: 1 have AA or not. If 2 is with AA than and 4 is with AA and if 5 is with AA than and 6,7 are with AA in upper parts ???

For me N: 3 is poor with that outlines, but if only he will be accepted will think to finish because can't show very well idea of the letters - if 1 or 2 are accepted will be good ...

I hope to have concrete answer because today start with idea untill watch again how can show to Lollige what I say and haven't enough time. I'm not sure that can finish idea, but ...

else here is base and I'm ready with letters. 5x5 as letter with 1 or 2px for bonus space and 5 colours

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Quote Hapiel Replybullet Posted: 04 July 2008 at 4:48am
Hi Zi, none of your letters have AA.

The no outer AA rule is so letters will look nice on every background..

EXAMPLE:


You see? The lower image looks better on the white background but worse no the black one. To avoid this you are just not allowed to use AA on the outside of the image. If your letters look fine on every background (maybe they are not very readable on some but that doesn't matter that much) than you are most likely following the rules.

AA itself is this:




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Quote zi-double Replybullet Posted: 04 July 2008 at 5:56am
yep you are right, but somebody can say that I have 3 colours for outline - they are in dark area and use them partially to show thin or thick parts only ...

OK I'll continue with letters and hope to finish them in this weekend. Hope to look fun, but they aren't be so usefull

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Quote cantdoright Replybullet Posted: 04 July 2008 at 2:04pm
Just finished. This is my frist pixel art that took me longer then 2 hours. The main thing that took up my time was finding all the food that started with the letter.
 


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Quote purpletree Replybullet Posted: 04 July 2008 at 4:33pm
very wipppy i have a WIP thing going in the other forum, c & c is welcome but there's really nothing much to comment on as its only a random two coloured thing....

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Quote Fuzzyleaves Replybullet Posted: 04 July 2008 at 9:08pm
most amazing idea ever purpletree!
<a href = "http://www.nitrome.com" > <img src = "http://www.nitrome.com/images/links/nitrome2_button.gif" width="88" height="31"/></a>
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Quote old_flick Replybullet Posted: 04 July 2008 at 9:51pm
A couple finished ones, and an unfinished one that I'll finish tomorrow.  I'm tired...






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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 05 July 2008 at 12:45pm


well someone had to do a tree font...I'm not sure if I'll even finish it...maybe I'll finish and submit later
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Quote cantdoright Replybullet Posted: 05 July 2008 at 1:12pm
Is that an A or just what all the tree will look like before you turn them into the letters?
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 05 July 2008 at 1:16pm
D: lol it's actually a B...I guess I might need to work on the readability
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Quote Pixelarg Replybullet Posted: 05 July 2008 at 7:22pm
i finish my font ^^:
http://pixeljoint.com/pixelart/33719.htm
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Quote pixelblink Replybullet Posted: 05 July 2008 at 10:19pm
started out as just for fun and I doubt I'd even finish in time since I only started a couple of hours ago and this is all I have but, I present to you: The Legion of SuperFonts!


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Quote cantdoright Replybullet Posted: 06 July 2008 at 12:09am
Originally posted by pixelblink



 
very original!
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Quote pixelblink Replybullet Posted: 06 July 2008 at 1:25pm
another hour put in:

alot of placeholders so don't comment on the truly unfinished ones
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Quote Hapiel Replybullet Posted: 06 July 2008 at 1:45pm
Its one of the most unreadable fonts I have ever seen, but its soooo cooool you HAVE to finish it, or at least submit the letters you DID finish on PJ
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Quote Larwick Replybullet Posted: 06 July 2008 at 1:46pm
Nice stuff blink! Upon first quick look, i think the F-man's chin should be smaller, and maybe a lighter hair colour? Grey could work. Keep it up. :)
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Quote pixelblink Replybullet Posted: 06 July 2008 at 2:04pm
Originally posted by Lollige

Its one of the most unreadable fonts I have ever seen, but its soooo cooool you HAVE to finish it, or at least submit the letters you DID finish on PJ


haha... they are and I will

Originally posted by Larwick

Nice stuff blink! Upon first quick look, i think the F-man's chin should be smaller, and maybe a lighter hair colour? Grey could work. Keep it up. :)


Yup... I already changed the chin on him and the hair wasn't filled in yet.
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Quote greenraven Replybullet Posted: 07 July 2008 at 6:53pm
I feel ashamed. One of the easier challenges to date and I haven't found the time to participate in it. 
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