ALPHABATTLE 2.0

by Beejay on February 15, 2010




ALPHABATTLE IS A BIT OF a misnomer.

There are no actual battles, no talkin’ trash, no smokin’ fools, no winners, no losers—just an opportunity to express yourself with Custom Letters among some like-minded peers.

Make letters. Have fun.

Drout 750, aka Paul O’Sullivan, started AlphaBattle last year as a Flickr group, based on a concept that goes back nearly 10 years to various grafitti forums. This is the reboot, version 2.0.

We’ll start with A, do a new letter every two weeks, and finish with Z, about this time in 2011. Fifty-two weeks, twenty-six letters.



So, here’s the skinny.

DATES

February 15 – February 28 – submit the Letter A. On March 1, we will publish all of them.

March 1 – March 15 – submit the Letter B. On March 16, we will publish all of them.

And we’ll continue posting the dates as we progress.

GUIDELINES

• Submit a 600 pixel wide file (flattened, jpg, tif, gif) to lettercult [[at]] gmail.com. You can also upload to the Alphabattle Flickr 2.0 group. And while you’re at it, you can upload your letters to Nate’s LetterPlayground.

• Include a link to your site, if you’d like us to link.

• One submission per person per letter.

• You can make your letters however you choose, with one exception: Don’t use a font as a starting point…this is a site about letters you build from scratch. (wink)

• Keep it safe for work.

• Try to be original, in some way, shape, or form.

• Have fun.

• You can submit a letter after any deadline. We’ll still add it to the group.

Here are a few things to help get you in the mood.

First, from Jessica Hische, as posted on her blog. A starting point for making letters and thinking about variations.

You could start with a pencil, a pen, a carving knife, a spatula, your toe in the sand. There are countless ways to make your own letters. Some more inspiration.

The letter A at LetterPlayground

Conor & David

Peter Bruhn

Sarah France

Olly Moss

Bryan K. Malley

Raedia Sikkema Albinson

Evan Mathis

Psalmplasma

Ray Fenwick

Brandt Botes

You in?

LINKS

LetterPlayground

AlphaBattle 2.0

Typophile TypeBattles

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Kasey Mahoney 03.16.10 at 4:24 pm

I’m in…! I wanna catch up on a & b …!

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nick cann 01.12.11 at 11:30 am

I love this site and will be submitting ideas for letters. Thanks, nick

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