Pixel Art Challenge: Pixel-graphy

Stickman challenges you to think pixel fonts from the pixel artist perspective.
Not as single color bitmaps, but using pixelart techniques to create your typeface.
So, pixel the numbers 0 - 9 and the alphabet in either UPPERCASE or  lowercase
(or both if you're feeling adventurous and have time) in your own creative way.

Colours: More than 2 (excludes transparency) but less than 32 colors.
Canvas Size: No real restrictions, but this is not for newspaper 'war' headlines, k.
Transparency: Allowed

SPECIAL NOTE: No external AA.

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.

Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 6/30/2008 02:59  |    19


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Ndsfreak (Level 5 Soldier) @ 7/6/2008 23:59
Well, I just want to say to everyone here in the last minute of the submission time for the compo, that all of your entries are pretty awesome. That is all.

jamcob (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/3/2008 15:13
Theres gonna be heaps of entries for this, theres gotta be some pretty awesome ones. Cant wait

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 7/1/2008 05:54
Some interesting stuff:


Noet (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 7/1/2008 03:44
do the font need some sort of theme like gold?

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 7/1/2008 03:15
The oldest technique for making fonts like these was to make a template, of, say, gold or stone or whatnot, and then 'cut out' letters from it and then reword where needed. Like, you make a neatly pixelled block of 16*32 pixels and then carve from it.
You can search the web for some amiga megademo screenshots (late 80s/early 90s) for examples.

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 7/1/2008 02:37
@Skamocore: English only as I feel it would be more cool and interesting to see all the participants different styles of the same alphabet.

Blueberry_pie (Level 7 General Manager) @ 6/30/2008 22:31
"Canvas Size: No real restrictions, but this is not for newspaper 'war' headlines, k."

Doomcreator0 (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 6/30/2008 14:13
Is there a limit on size?

skamocore (Level 11 CEO) @ 6/30/2008 12:14
noooooo :(

are you sure? I think it woulda been cool to see pixelled alphabets in other languages.

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 6/30/2008 12:05
@Tomic: English alphabet
@Irozumi Urado: No restrictions on perspective.

Ndsfreak (Level 5 Soldier) @ 6/30/2008 11:53
Cool, I made a gameboy styled alphabet a while back that would be perfect for this. Too bad I can't enter it. EDIT: Aha, here it is. http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/3402/theendfp7.png

tomic (Level 11 Admiral) @ 6/30/2008 10:06

lets only hope there aren't too much of what i call pupil magazine styled fonts

i'd do a 'flexible cheerleaders'-font if i had the time.. so in case someone here is unemployed or in custody currently =)

inkspot (Level 4 Button Man) @ 6/30/2008 09:59
So, as I understand it, we have to mock some existing font? Does it have to work as a typeface 'wink wink'? TrueType?

Irozumi Urado (Level 1 Depressed) @ 6/30/2008 08:45
I suppose there are no restrictions regarding the perspective: We can do 2d, isometric, classic and all that... Someone please confirm. (-_o)

skamocore (Level 11 CEO) @ 6/30/2008 08:41
well the hawaiian alphabet has the least letters

tomic (Level 11 Admiral) @ 6/30/2008 07:59

any preferences which alphabet?


skamocore (Level 11 CEO) @ 6/30/2008 03:17
you can't antialias it to the background

also...I predict this will have a lot of entries :D...should be good

Peach (Level 6 Made) @ 6/30/2008 03:16
no *EXTERNAL* AA? what does external mean?

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