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Welcome to the addictive world of Typography! Become a Typoholic like the rest of us by joining this group. :eager:

  • Members are auto-approved, Contributors have to apply :)
  • Every deviation that is submitted to the group will go thru a voting process. Due to the massive amount of submissions we give, it is not possible to reply to every submission and explain why it was declined.
  • The submission process can take some time, sorry for any inconveniences regarding that :)
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Mar 4, 2009


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About Typoholics

Welcome to Typoholics!

Some information to get you started :la:
Everyone can join as Member.
And every Member can submit deviations to our Gallery. However we decline deviations we think are not appropiate. See further down for more about that.

Typo Artist have to be accepted. You should have a good amount of typographic artwork in your gallery to be accepted.

We are looking for good artistic typography gallery submissions. To find out what kind of submissions we accept in our gallery please read this blog entry:
What we are looking for.

Please read this to learn what this group is all about:
Rules and Information for Typoholics! Please read.

Please check out these News Articles to learn more about Typography and Text Art :heart:

Picture Interpretation Challenge

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 4:24 AM

Welcome to the next challenge of CRTextAndTypography :eager:
This is a series of recurring, but maybe irregular typography related challenges for everyone to take part in. They will have a start and end date and each deviation must be submitted  to dA after the start date. Only deviations created with each challenge in mind will be accepted.

Please remember this is a challenge, not a contest, there are no prizes to win.

This is mostly a source of "jobs" that you can do ;) I could be more cheesy and say the prize will be finding out how awesome friendship is … but … oh well.

Here we go!

Picture Interpretation Challenge

How often do you look around your environment or at pictures and photos and think "Oh this object, its shape totally looks like a letter!" ? I am sure this happens to all of us and this challenge is exactly about that feeling!

This challenge is all about taking inspiration from a picture and create typography from it.

The Challenge

First you have to find a picture and look for hidden or obvious shapes resembling letter forms.

Once you found "your letter" in the picture, you have to think of  way in which to incorporate a word into the picture containing said letter.

The word should have some sort of relevance to the picture you choose.

And the appearance of the word should be customized in a way it will work with the picture. You can use fonts or draw/paint the letters yourself, which way you go, depends on the concept you choose to go with.


I have created two very simple and basic examples to demonstrate the most minimal way this challenge should be solved. You can also see two of the many possible directions; creating letters from scratch or using fonts.
Yosemite12 by faestock Gap Example File by pica-ae
Bus stock2 by RevoXeli Zoom by pica-ae

The phenomenon of seeing a certain shape in an image or scenery is also called Pareidolia. It is for example seeing a bunny in a cloud or Jesus on a burnt slice of toast. In our case, we are looking for images with this phenomenon in which you see a letter form in the picture.


  • Credit all stock/resources used, only legitimate images are allowed; remember to follow the stock provider's Terms of Use!
  • You can submit as many entries as you like.
  • Send a note to CRTextAndTypography titled "Picture Interpretation Challenge Entry" AND/OR submit it to the group's Picture Interpretation folder. (If you don't submit yourself, I will request the deviation being submitted to the group)

Deadline: April 4th 2014.

Any questions? Do not hesitate to ask :)

The challenge is for starters as well as advanced typographers or anybody who is curious to work with type :la: If you want to try new things and think outside the box, you are most welcome to join the challenge. No prior knowledge is necessary to take part :)

Let's get creative :peace: :heart:

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Requiem25 Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot for accepting ;)
Kefeeee Jan 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Anyone looking at requests?
pica-ae Jan 17, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Working on it :) deviation requests are handled first, other things can take up a couple of days
Kefeeee Jan 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
ok thank you, i can help you btw, i think you need more admins.
pica-ae Feb 5, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
At the moment I am mostly handling it myself, so probably yes :XD: 
Servus from Munich!
pica-ae Nov 11, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
:wave: Hi :D 
I feel like this may be my home :) Jk.. My name is Typo!! cool page
pica-ae Aug 5, 2013  Professional Interface Designer

King is back !!

OK OK I just kidding !!

( maybe not, who knows )

CreativeCamArt Mar 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
G'day, thank you for adding my 'Hitchcock' typography [link] to your gallery :)
nymphont Mar 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey there, thanks so much for requesting that my Connie font be added to the gallery. It's an honor to have my work feature in the Typoholics gallery :)

Actually, I already submitted it to the gallery, should I withdraw it since I have accepted the request?
pica-ae Mar 24, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
I had to request some deviations cos the voting was lackng dramatically :noes: So I requested some deviations that probably would have expired otherwise :(

You can withdraw or just delete the message from your message center, it wouldn't do any harm either way :) Once it's in the gallery, voting in process doesn't matter anymore.
nymphont Mar 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Okay, gotcha, thanks, I'll just delete it then :)
StrixCZ Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there! Thanks a lot for featuring [link] :bow: To be honest it was a nice surprise for me as I personally consider some of my other typographic works (which got rejected by TH) much better in the terms of typography... :D Anyway, thanks for the feature ;)
DaryllSambatCreation Nov 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for accepting my art:)
Valz138 Nov 22, 2012
Thanks for accepting me (and my artwork^^)!
Jmorgan07 Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist
Thanks for approving my submission! Much appreciated =)
UltimateRT Sep 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Expired, expired and expired... why?!?!
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