ALPHABATTLE – Y

by Beejay on January 31, 2011


YIS UP.

Submit Z by Sunday, Feb. 14, to be published Feb. 15.

You can submit something non-Alphabattle-related for our Best of 2010 by February 6.

Now the letter Y.

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BEST OF 2010 – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

by Beejay on January 18, 2011


NOW THAT 2010 IS OVER, THE FUN begins as we sort through the best and the brightest in Custom Letters!

Our Best of 2009 featured more than 600 images, our Top 10 lists, and our Person of the Year. Last year, we scoured the internet, including hundreds of personal sites, yet took in a relatively small number of submissions.

We hope to get more subs this year, so if you or anyone you know create Custom Letters, please pass on the link! We don’t want to miss anyone.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

The Custom Letters category includes calligraphy, sign painting, graffiti, stone carving, digital lettering, hand lettering, paper sculpture, and original type design. It could also involve making letters with sticks and berries, or carving letters into a tree. It’s an elastic category.

The Custom, in this instance, means built from scratch; we ARE NOT looking for customization—a type treatment or 3d treatment—of an existing typeface. Again, no type treatments.

A few other things:

The deadline to submit is Sunday, February 6, midnight Pacific time. We will be publishing our Best Of the third week of February.

E-MAIL ADDRESS: lettercult [AT] gmail.com. You can submit for yourself or others. You can include the actual files or submit links. Please put 2010 SUBMISSION in the SUBJECT FIELD.

SUBMISSION FORMAT: .png or .jpg, 600 pixels wide, 72 dpi. We’ll confirm receipt of your submissions, but we won’t contact you after that. There is no limit to the number of submissions you can make, but please edit yourself, and pick your BEST WORK. Please include a link to your site. And please do not send work completed before 2010, or work from 2011.

ALPHABATTLE LETTERS: We’ll be doing something separate once we finish Alphabattle so INDIVIDUAL LETTERS will stay separate from the Best Of.

• If you don’t submit, there’s still a good chance we’ll find your piece if you’ve uploaded it somewhere—Flickr, Behance, etc. However, if it’s on your site, and it’s unclear what year you created it, we won’t include it.

• We are aware of certain styles that get copied. If you’re aping the current Designer of the Moment, we’d ask you to please, find something original to submit.

• If you or someone you know are not on our list of LetterMakers, email us.

Finally, I’ve gotten a few questions about why a Best Of would include so many images—why don’t you narrow it down to a manageable number so it’s truly a BEST OF. Well, the continuing goal is to introduce people to Custom Letters, and to celebrate those who are making Custom Letters. It’s as simple as that. Our aim to be inclusive, not exclusive.

Thanks!

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ALPHABATTLE – X

by Beejay on January 17, 2011


X

IS UP, leaving Y & Z and then ???. Submit Y by Jan. 30, to be published Jan. 31.

Tomorrow, look for our CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for our BEST OF 2010, which is scheduled for February.

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ALPHABATTLE – W

by Beejay on January 3, 2011


WKICKS OFF 2011!

X, Y & Z remain. Submit X by Jan. 16, to be published Jan. 17. Thanks and Happy New Year!

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ALPHABATTLE – V

by Beejay on December 20, 2010


VIS OUR LAST LETTER OF THE YEAR!

Thanks everyone. Happy holidays and looking forward to a great 2011. Submit W by Jan. 2, to be published Jan. 3

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ALPHABATTLE – U

by Beejay on December 6, 2010


UIS FOR the UNIVERSITY of PITTSBURGH!

Tara Zalewsky’s Design Foundation class jumped into Alphabattle, bringing new and fun ideas with them. :)

Thanks everyone, and please email me if you don’t see yours. Submit the letter V by December 19, to be published December 20.

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ALPHABATTLE – T

by Beejay on November 22, 2010


TIS FOR THANKS!

Wishing a great holiday week to everyone, and BIG THANKS to everyone who has submitted, followed, or tweeted about this Alphabattle.

Six more to go! Submit the letter U by December 5, to be published December 6.

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ALPHABATTLE – S

by Beejay on November 8, 2010


SIS UP.

Submit T by November 21, to be published November 22. Thanks everyone!

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ALPHABATTLE – R

by Beejay on October 25, 2010




RIS UP.

Submit S by November 8. Thanks everyone. Hope to update the site with new stuff in early November!

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ALPHABATTLE – Q

by Beejay on October 11, 2010




QIS UP.

Submit R by Oct. 25. Thanks everyone.

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ALPHABATTLE – P

by Beejay on September 27, 2010




P IS FOR PARTY. A Letter Party. Feel free to join us.
Submit Q by Oct. 11.

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ALPHABATTLE – O

by Beejay on September 13, 2010




OUR ODE TO THE ALPHABET CONTINUES with O, letter No. 15.

Thanks to all our participants. Submit P by September 26.

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ALPHABATTLE – N

by Beejay on August 30, 2010




N BRINGS US TO THE SECOND half of the Alphabet, Letter No. 14. Thanks to all the participants, and welcome to the newcomers!

Submit O by September 12.

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ALPHABATTLE – M

by Beejay on August 17, 2010




MORE GREAT LETTERS.
Welcome to the first-timers, and thanks everyone for a great turnout.

Submit N by August 29.

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ALPHABATTLE – L

by Beejay on August 2, 2010




LOVELY LETTERS. Thanks to everyone who submitted. Enjoy.

Submit M by August 15.

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