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To everyone who suggested Daily Deviations to me or took part in challenges, contest, commented on the journals and the DDs (srsly, do that!) and was supportive in whatever way!

A second Thank you to the awesome team of Community Volunteers and Moonbeam13 who does such an amazing job in keeping us all sane and together. ( I suspect it works both ways, but shh!)  Also to dxd, fourteenthstar & wreckling who support the team, too! You're an amazing bunch and I am glad to know you and be able to work with you! :tighthug: :eyes:

Okay, let's dry our eyes and continue with the business :stare:

Daily Deviations


I have not done a round up in some months, there has been less to feature, so here are the Typography Daily Deviations from October to now.

decisions by SatansgoalieThe Black Book of Cards - A Typographic Deck Desig by rulerebel
A Clockwork Orange by BuckleyTypographicsWar of the machines by GraphicTravelling
life by P-BottFlow by pgizzle618
Firdaus in Khat Thuluth by firdausmahadi The Horse Arabic Typography by ragheb-abuhamdan



CRTextandTypography


On January 1st I started the group CRTextAndTypography to showcase the Typography DDs and to host contests and challenges.

The two challenges that were successfully launched this year:
The Paintbucket Challenge: Results!Today's feature is all about the groups previous (and first) challenge: The Paintbucket Challenge! A lot of deviants took part in this project and I love the outcome :la:
For those of you who are "new" to this group, here's the idea again. And don't fret, right after that you will see the results :XD:
The Paintbucket Challenge
The idea of this challenge is to create some fancy letters using only a template with a grid on it and the Paintbucket tool to fill the grid's shapes. I got this idea from betteo who hosted the original ALPHABET.CONTEST in 2009.
I thought it would be a great challenge to be part of CRTextAndTypography that doesn't require any big software or previous study of typography. A fun exercise to create some awesome deviations!
The Submissions

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Trajan Replacement Challenge: Results!Today's feature is all about the groups previouschallenge: Trajan Replacement Challenge! Unfortunately the participation was not much. Feedback on whether the subject was too complicated or whatever was the reason for not taking part is greatly appreciated :)
I will quickly retell the challenge and the submissions will come right after :eager:
Trajan Replacement Challenge
The main objective of this challenge is to evaluate the appropiate interaction between meaning, words, lettering and typefaces. The goal is to create a type treatment, or typographical logo, that focuses on one word or phrase as its main focus.
The idea is to find a movie or tv show logo that uses Trajan and give it a possibly more appropiate type treatment instead. You will find Trajan is used in a lot of movies and it has sort of become "The Hollywood Font".
The Submissions


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The Artist's Toolbox


Launched by projecteducate, theArtists Toolbox is a series of articles with all kinds of tips and tricks for any artform.

I wrote an article about Typography, which you can find here :)
The Artist's Toolbox: TypographyFor more info on this week, please refer to The Artists Toolbox - Schedule at projecteducate :)
In this toolbox you will find helpful tips for digital typography. For those of you new to the topic, let's start with a short explanation :la:
Typography is the art and technique of arranging type in order to make language visible.
Pretty simple, eh? Basically as you are reading this you are "reading typography". What I will refer to in this article is digital artistic typography, though. This is not the everday typography you see on street signs, books or on websites.

It can be anything! Which is amazing and scary at the same time :lol:
Here's a little overview of this article:
Read tutorialsGet your hands o


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Features


Typo Feature: AmbigramsWelcome to today's Typo Feature!
In this ongoing series each article will focus on a specific theme and showcase deviations that manage to convey the theme in a special and great manner.
This feature's theme will be ambigrams.
Ambigrams are a subform of Caligraphy, usually keeping up the style of being drawn by brush or pen, but often with stricter, more geometric forms.
The most famous kind of Ambigrams are those, in which when rotated 180° you will see the same image. Another popular form are Mirror-Image Ambigrams, which result in the same artwork when flipped horizontally or vertically.
Some artists manage to place two words in one Ambigram. By rotating or flipping the artwork, a new word can be read.  
There are many forms of ambigrams, some easier to create than others. Words can be natural rotational ("suns" or "pod") or mirror-image ("bud") ambigrams.
Ambigrams are popular elements in logo designs, as they give a high level of back detection from the
Typo Feature: SmileWelcome to today's Typo Feature!
In this ongoing series each article will focus on a specific theme and showcase deviations that manage to convey the theme in a special and great manner.
This feature's theme will be: Smile
 
  
  
    
NEVER STOP SMILING by Waterboy1992 key to happiness by Takunaaa Smile by carlabromhead 
Just Keep Smiling by SoaringTori  
SMILE by emzykin 
Typo Feature: John LennonToday, 33 years ago, one of the most creative and influential musicians of the pop music died. In honour of his life and work, I put together a typographic art feature, showcasing the creativity he still sparks into us until today.
John Lennon
* October 9th, 1940
† December 8th, 1980
As founding member of The Beatles, he, Paul, George & Ringo wrote history. The 'mopheads' from Liverpool, UK, set out to conquer and change the world. Up until their break-up in 1970 John Lennon and Paul McCartney became one of the most successful songwriter couples in history.
After The Beatles, he continued his solor career and wrote his signature song "Imagine" – the dream of a better world. He spent his last years in the USA, moving between New York and Los Angeles.
On December 8th, 1980, he was shot in front of his New York apartment.
Let's take a moment to remember John Lennon, who he was and what he did, and enjoy the art created to honour him.
Imagin


Interview


Typotalks with ~eugeniaclara!Welcome back to Typo Talks, the recurring article series with interviews by various deviants active in the Typography community on dA.
Today we have another interview with an awesome typographic artist from dA: eugeniaclara :la: She joined dA in 2008 and has since been an active artist and contributor to the community! Her mostly typographic works have a very personal and distinctive style, which always manages to put a smile on the viewers face.
You can find her not only on dA, but can also connect with her on tumblr, twitter or facebook.
The Interview!
Please introduce yourself first
eugeniaclara: Hi! I'm Eugenia Clara, mostly written in internet as 'eugeniaclara', but you just can call me Clara. I like to scribble and doodle, and most of my art-works are related to typography / lette


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:iconvicious-type: :icontypolove: :iconuber-typografie: :iconcalligraffiti: :iconword-of-art:

:iconlancrecomm: :iconarabbtypography: :icontypographylove: :icongraphicjump: :icontypo-masters:

:iconscriptlettering: :icontypographytoday: :icontypographyclub: :icontypocircle: :icontype-design:

:iconawesome-fonts: :iconpixelfontlovers: :icontemple-of-typefaces:




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Today's feature is all about the groups previouschallenge: Trajan Replacement Challenge! Unfortunately the participation was not much. Feedback on whether the subject was too complicated or whatever was the reason for not taking part is greatly appreciated :)

I will quickly retell the challenge and the submissions will come right after :eager:

Trajan Replacement Challenge


The main objective of this challenge is to evaluate the appropiate interaction between meaning, words, lettering and typefaces. The goal is to create a type treatment, or typographical logo, that focuses on one word or phrase as its main focus.
The idea is to find a movie or tv show logo that uses Trajan and give it a possibly more appropiate type treatment instead. You will find Trajan is used in a lot of movies and it has sort of become "The Hollywood Font".

The Submissions


I Am Legend by WintersRead
Castle new logo by Nameda
LOTR new font look by Nameda
The Mummy by derfs
The Lion King by graphiqual

Thanks to everyone who participated! I hope to see you again in the next challenge, which should launch in the next two weeks, so keep your eyes open for it! :love: :peace: :heart:


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Typo Feature: John Lennon

Sun Dec 8, 2013, 7:00 AM
Today, 33 years ago, one of the most creative and influential musicians of the pop music died. In honour of his life and work, I put together a typographic art feature, showcasing the creativity he still sparks into us until today.

John Lennon


* October 9th, 1940
† December 8th, 1980


As founding member of The Beatles, he, Paul, George & Ringo wrote history. The 'mopheads' from Liverpool, UK, set out to conquer and change the world. Up until their break-up in 1970 John Lennon and Paul McCartney became one of the most successful songwriter couples in history.

After The Beatles, he continued his solor career and wrote his signature song "Imagine" – the dream of a better world. He spent his last years in the USA, moving between New York and Los Angeles.

On December 8th, 1980, he was shot in front of his New York apartment.

Let's take a moment to remember John Lennon, who he was and what he did, and enjoy the art created to honour him.

Imagine …

























Typo Feature: Smile

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 8:00 AM


Welcome to today's Typo Feature!
In this ongoing series each article will focus on a specific theme and showcase deviations that manage to convey the theme in a special and great manner.

This feature's theme will be: Smile



Cute Notes on Paint Samples by resresres Smile by MambaDaGreat
T.G.I FRIDAY by Empath12 SayHi by keindesignerverdammt Every Time Every Where Keep Smile by EkaPerwira
Smile by samintune14 Smile by RinaElize 
Free Verse 5 by Salve-S Fake your Smile by ANDREASARAY  We all need.. by MariClorapel 
NEVER STOP SMILING by Waterboy1992 key to happiness by Takunaaa Smile by carlabromhead 
Just Keep Smiling by SoaringTori  
SMILE by emzykin Ambigram by kafe-smile 


I hope you enjoyed this selection and maybe you'll have a smile on your face, too :heart: :peace:

If you have ideas for future features you are welcome to suggest them in a comment here, on CRTextAndTypographys profile or via note to either me or the group.


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Text Art and Typography Daily Deviations for August 2013 and other updates :)

Daily Deviations


Life by Play4ceModu Typeface by andreasleonidou
GROW by EliasklingenCustomed Letters by defcon7a
Life by iamsansanJust make it wow by franz--franz
Clubs Calligraphy Calligram (2/4) by Ciillk


Check out the newCRTextAndTypography Challenge :new:


Trajan Replacement ChallengeAs there are only 3 entries so far, the deadline will be extended to November 30th 2013!
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 date and end date and each deviation must be submitted after the start date. Only deviations created with each challenge in mind will be accepted.
So without further ado, I present the:
Trajan Replacement Challenge
The main objective of this challenge is to evaluate the appropiate interaction between meaning, words, lettering and typefaces. The goal is to create a type treatment, or typographical logo, that focuses on one word or phrase as its main focus.
The idea is to find a movie or tv show logo that uses Trajan and give it a possibly more appropiate type treatment instead. You will find Trajan is used in a lot of movies and it has sort of become "The Hollywood Font".

The main objective of this challenge is to evaluate the appropiate interaction between meaning, words, lettering and typefaces. The goal is to create a type treatment, or typographical logo, that focuses on one word or phrase as its main focus.
The idea is to find a movie or tv show logo that uses Trajan and give it a possibly more appropiate type treatment instead. You will find Trajan is used in a lot of movies and it has sort of become "The Hollywood Font".


Paintbucket Challenge Results


The Paintbucket Challenge: Results!Today's feature is all about the groups previous (and first) challenge: The Paintbucket Challenge! A lot of deviants took part in this project and I love the outcome :la:
For those of you who are "new" to this group, here's the idea again. And don't fret, right after that you will see the results :XD:
The Paintbucket Challenge
The idea of this challenge is to create some fancy letters using only a template with a grid on it and the Paintbucket tool to fill the grid's shapes. I got this idea from betteo who hosted the original ALPHABET.CONTEST in 2009.
I thought it would be a great challenge to be part of CRTextAndTypography that doesn't require any big software or previous study of typography. A fun exercise to create some awesome deviations!
The Submissions

:thumb376265


Typography Related Groups



:icontypola: :icontypoholics: :icontypographers-society: :icontypebandit: :iconcalligraphy-club:

:iconvicious-type: :icontypolove: :iconuber-typografie: :iconcalligraffiti: :iconword-of-art:

:iconlancrecomm: :iconarabbtypography: :icontypographylove: :icongraphicjump: :icontypo-masters:

:iconscriptlettering: :icontypographytoday: :icontypographyclub: :icontypocircle: :icontype-design:

:iconawesome-fonts: :iconpixelfontlovers: :icontemple-of-typefaces: :iconcalligraphy:




Interested to find learn more? Read Text Art and Typography!

You want to suggest a DD to me? Read my Daily Deviation Guidelines!

FAQ #61: What is a Daily Deviation?
FAQ #18: Who selects Daily Deviations and how are they chosen?
FAQ #313: How can I find out if someone already has a Daily Deviation?
FAQ #873: What do I do when I disapprove of a Daily Deviation feature?

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