Take one sentence that means something to you and depict it by using only typography. Your sentence can be a quote, for instance, a line from the lyrics of a song or your life motto.
You are allowed to use multiple colours and fonts, but nothing more.
No images, nothing as decoration and no textures; in other words no outside sources are allowed.
You can draw them, warp or distort letters in any way you want. Let the words and their shapes speak!
DanLundberg: Very intriguing concept. I assume the examples are illustrations of how type can be displayed and are not meant to suggest that an entry which is not a SINGLE sentence (minimally a [potentially implied] subject and a verb with punctuation) would be acceptable in this contest. ( 5 years and 1867 days ago )
Contest Moderator: Dan: the examples are indeed examples of typography are, they do not represent a sentence or quote.
A sentence or quote is required in this contest. ( 5 years and 1866 days ago )
CMYK46: Please pay attention to the contest guidelines! "No images, nothing as decoration and no textures; in other words no outside sources are allowed." ( 5 years and 1866 days ago )
donarkz: can i use gradient tool for the background? ( 5 years and 1865 days ago )
Contest Moderator: Please read the guidelines for the contest, no external images are allowed.
@ donarkz, yes a gradient is allowed as a background but no other shapes, only words ( 5 years and 1865 days ago )
nanaris: good contest, very many well done entries! ( 5 years and 1864 days ago )
sunzet: Am I allowed to do this in another program than photoshop. F.e. Illustrator or InDesign? ( 5 years and 1864 days ago )
Contest Moderator: Yes sunzet, any graphics program can be used in the contests. ( 5 years and 1864 days ago )
Booshie5ives: so just to be 100% clear "No images, nothing as decoration and no textures; in other words no outside sources are allowed." correct? what happens if entries have outside images/sources. and decorative shapes? Do they get removed? sry for the noob question im new here ( 5 years and 1864 days ago )
Missy: Please MOD can you clarify "No outside sources" Does this mean REFERENCE images too? ( 5 years and 1864 days ago )
Contest Moderator: Any entry with decorative shapes or outside images will be removed.
References can be used HOWEVER, please read the guidelines about references. http://www.pxleyes.com/guidelines/
From the guidelines: A reference may be used to look and study how an object / animal / person and so on is constructed. To study the proportions, the materials (f.i. hair, cloth), to see how materials behave (f.i. how water flows and shines). In short, you may use a reference to look and study.
You may not include a reference in any way in your entry as being a part of that entry (visible or not visible in the final entry). You can not use a reference to set certain features / elements like f.i. eyes, ears, nose and so on in your drawing, neither can you use a reference to trace the whole or a part of the original reference.
You are allowed to use non-copyrighted photos. ( 5 years and 1863 days ago )
CMYK46: From the contest guidelines: "TAKE ONE SENTENCE"...if strictly applied, most entries would be off theme. So now what? ( 5 years and 1863 days ago )
CMYK46: What a cluster F this is now...how about changing the contest guideline to read TAKE A QUOTE instead of "Take one sentence"? ( 5 years and 1863 days ago )
CMYK46: As of right now there are 20 entries in this contest. 9 would be removed if they were confined to using one sentence. Gimme a break. ( 5 years and 1863 days ago )
jamespaul: filterz restricted too??? ( 5 years and 1862 days ago )
jamespaul: i mean wat r d criterion for other graphical prgms like gimp illustrations etc ?? ( 5 years and 1862 days ago )
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apologies ... ( 5 years and 1862 days ago )
Contest Moderator: OK... this has been one hell of a contest to mod... after much discussion with the boss and other mods, it has been decided that self made decorations are ok. It can be a quote, lyric or sentence, if it is not obvious please write it in your description ( 5 years and 1862 days ago )
Nator: Your sentence can be a quote, for instance, a LINE from the lyrics of a song or your life motto...doesn't seem that difficult...for some... ( 5 years and 1862 days ago )
donarkz: I have problem with this contest.. it says no outside source and actually some of the entries are using image source though they did not put it there. some uses shapes. my problem is that why is it that there are still entries who violate the rule but still there while my designs that has shapes got removed. let be fair please... i always get thumbs down but for what i see. if your going to be strick theres too many entries who violates rule.., ( 5 years and 1862 days ago )
Nator: donarkz has a point... ( 5 years and 1861 days ago )
pingenvy: I agree it's a very nice image, but the description says, "No images, nothing as decoration and no textures; in other words no outside sources are allowed.
You can draw them, warp or distort letters in any way you want. Let the words and their shapes speak!"
( 5 years and 1861 days ago )
pingenvy: Disregard previous comment. It was for a specific entry, but at this point I think I'll withdraw all comments & skip this one. Its too confusing for me too cross reference the rules. ( 5 years and 1861 days ago )
Keiley22: have to agree... now that the rules have changed its time to go back and remove all my comments as well.... may as well make it ease for those ones that didn't read properly in the first place... Are all those other entries going to come back into the contest that were removed... there were some good ones deleted that personally I would have given a good score to had the rules been changed earlier and no red flags given ( 5 years and 1859 days ago )
Concrete: I like this comp!! ( 5 years and 1859 days ago )
apicula: now I'm happy not never more to be a contest mod.
it's really a hard thing. nice entrys but hard to handle ( 5 years and 1859 days ago )
wazowski: Would have been fun if one of the entries was "Please remove"... ( 5 years and 1857 days ago )
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