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CHALLENGE 4/7/2014: Typographix

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Topic: CHALLENGE 4/7/2014: Typographix
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Subject: CHALLENGE 4/7/2014: Typographix
Date Posted: 07 April 2014 at 12:01am

CHALLENGE: Typographix

This week you are challenged to create the cover/packaging of a fictional product. It can be anything you want - a video game, a book, a movie or even an energy drink.

Make sure the text/lettering is the main focus, but avoid using pre-existing fonts.

Canvas Size
- Max 300 x 300.
- Max 18.
Transparency - Optional, don't forget it counts as a colour!
Animation - Optional.


  • Participants have until this upcoming Sunday at midnight (12AM Pacific) to /pixels/submit_icons.asp - submit their entry (strict). Don't forget to check the 'Submit to weekly challenge' checkbox.
  • Only new pixels allowed.
  • Open to all members.
  • Posting WIPs in this thread or in new threads in the /forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=8 - WIP section is highly encouraged, but ONLY SUBMIT YOUR FINAL ART.


  • Every Sunday at midnight (12AM Pacific) the previous week's entries are judged.
  • Every week a new voting poll will be posted for previous week's entries.
  • Winner announced the following week.


  • Top three finishers will receive an award displayed in your PJ gallery profile for all to see and envy.
  • Top finisher gets to call the following week's challenge...sweet.
  • 'Participation' ribbons will be given for all who enter.
  • No matter what happens you get challenged :)


/pixels/poll.asp?id=1392' name='vote' target='_blank'>Vote now for your favorite pixelart in this week's challenge!


The Typographix pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

/pixelart/85375.htm' target='_blank' class='winner1'>Alien -Whisper of the home- by /p/46633.htm' target='_blank'>andylittle
/pixelart/85345.htm' target='_blank' class='winner2'>DOK - The Great Adventure (SMS) by /p/36467.htm' target='_blank'>Nevercreature
/pixelart/85398.htm' target='_blank' class='winner3'>Elixir by /p/46838.htm' target='_blank'>Dr.LazerRage

Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge!

/pixelart/85367.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Ninja Killers Reto NES game by /p/46920.htm' target='_blank'>PabloGalaviz
/pixelart/85302.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Living Typography by /p/47005.htm' target='_blank'>BillToWin
/pixelart/85304.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Regular Bubblegum by /p/33190.htm' target='_blank'>Dont
/pixelart/85400.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Yummy Worm by /p/7604.htm' target='_blank'>FlyGuy

Posted By: Eggy
Date Posted: 07 April 2014 at 3:46am
A wonky and unfinished sketch I've done at school. The reason it's wonky is because the mouse was wonky 8/ I'll work on the "scenery" first, and will deal with text later.

Posted By: Dr.LazerRage
Date Posted: 07 April 2014 at 2:30pm
I wanted to do something abit challenging, though my life might become hell once I start working a logo/text in there...

Posted By: BillToWin
Date Posted: 07 April 2014 at 4:04pm
Well, I personally can't wait to see what you'll do with this. I'll give you a confidence boost by saying that I worked 5h on my submission which is still just line art and still manages to look really bad. But I guess that's what separates the noobs (me) from the masters (you).

Posted By: BillToWin
Date Posted: 07 April 2014 at 4:51pm
Well, I want to eventually be able to make non-crappy art for my video game projects. I'm a programmer by training and haven't had much experience with art/drawing/painting/anything-art-related so please be gentle. If there's one thing I'm good at it's learning so here's hoping. I'll be participating in the weekly challenges so you might want to avert your eyes until I get a little better.

I was thinking of making this mostly grayscale with only a few other colors (possibly only a couple shades of red for blood and of green for army/camo gear + zombie-skin). Each of the letters, some more so so than others, should tell a story.

For example, the S could be a prisoner of war, T could be a spy being tortured, the two Fs are zombies, the G was wounded in war, had to have his legs amputated and is currently doing exercises for rehabilitation purposes. I'll think of the others as I go along.

Oh ya, and it's supposed to read "Gunz N' Stuff".

Posted By: BillToWin
Date Posted: 07 April 2014 at 8:46pm
I don't think I have the talent to do justice to my idea above so I'm going for something different here.

It looks a bit off now because of the shading but I'd like to animate this such that the letters are jumping/shuffling/popping-out on the book cover.

Posted By: PabloGalaviz
Date Posted: 08 April 2014 at 3:49am
my WIP, comments?

Posted By: CakeDrake
Date Posted: 09 April 2014 at 5:35am
It's kinda hard to tell that it says killers.

Posted By: BillToWin
Date Posted: 09 April 2014 at 5:53am
Originally posted by PabloGalaviz

my WIP, comments?

It looks really cool. I'm not an expert but I think the ninja's outline looks a little funny to me, maybe's it's the color? I'm not sure.

Posted By: Nevercreature
Date Posted: 09 April 2014 at 10:03pm
Just an idea. It needs to be polished.

Posted By: PabloGalaviz
Date Posted: 10 April 2014 at 4:37am
Thank guys, hope to improve it a bit more. Nice work Nevercreature!!! We are officially in war (Nintendo Vs Sega).

Posted By: Dr.LazerRage
Date Posted: 10 April 2014 at 11:48am
so i had to ditch my old can one, it was to annoying to get the font and stuff to move in perspective... ended up having togo with a more flatish perspective

I still going to add mroe to this and hopefully get it super nice looking

Posted By: Nevercreature
Date Posted: 11 April 2014 at 7:22am
Originally posted by PabloGalaviz

Thank guys, hope to improve it a bit more. Nice work Nevercreature!!! We are officially in war (Nintendo Vs Sega).

It's going to be a hard fight...

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