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The Text & Typography Galleries

Traditional Art > Typography



Calligraphy
  • Calligraphy is the art of producing decorative handwriting or lettering with a pen or brush. Calligraphic characters or signs are depicted in an artistic and skilful manner.

OneLoveInk by desan21 Oriental Pages_Page08 by malikanas


Typographic Stencil Art
  • Typography created with the use of a stencil.

We Really text by object000 Stand Stencil by onelovedivine


Other
  • Miscellaneous typography that does not fit to other categories.

Ghostly by Polar-Parasite quick name circle by teaganwhite





Digital Art > Typography



Calligraphy
  • Calligraphy depicts self-drawn characters or signs in an artistic and skillful style, imitating traditional tools.

Never give up hope by NoraAlgalad The creator by fabiandelange


Conceptual
  • Calligraphy depicts self-drawn characters or signs in an artistic and skillful style, imitating traditional tools.

What the sock? by yli :thumb195164318:


Font Design
  • Imagery with the purpose of presenting a self-made font. The font itself is the artwork and is displayed in a neutral and technical manner.

My 1st letterform by PrinceFen Parroty by Torotix


Other
  • Typography containing different styles and techniques.

S 2012 by crymz Bio Type by Giampaolo-Miraglia


Text-based Imagery
  • Pieces in which type is used as a minor tool to create an image. The readable content of the visual is less important than the overall look of the piece.

:thumb176826497: :hug: by mushir





Digital Art > Text Art



ANSI
  • ANSI art images created using an extension of ASCII art in which visuals are created by block and line art.

X Plant by Nootropic DefCon 15 ANSI by roy-sac


ASCII
  • ASCII art images created using the 95 ASCII (out of 128) characters found on standard computer keyboards, using a mono-spaced typeface.

Desespoir by jSepia Imagetext by iBlinkant

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PE: Digital Typography Explained

Wed Aug 20, 2014, 11:00 AM by pica-ae:iconpica-ae:
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Welcome to the Typography part of projecteducate's DeviantART Galleries Week!

After earliers Traditional Typography it's now time to talk about Digital Typography :la:

Digital Art > Typography


Digital Art


Digital artwork originally created via the use of digital programs on a computer with a pen & tablet or computer mouse.
This should be self-explanatory, but for completeness I will add it here. Anything that is (eventually) created on a computer should go here. As mentioned in the previous article slight corrections to photographs or scans do not turn your traditional work into digital. A digital camera also does not.

Typography


Typography is the art and technique of arranging type, designing a type face or modifying letters.
Simple rule: does it contain letters or words? Then it is Typography.
Whether you submit it to that gallery, depends on how much text is in your work. The more text, the better it is suited to Typography.




A submission to a proper gallery can increase your chances of being seen by people who are actually looking for works like yours.





Calligraphy


Calligraphy depicts self-drawn characters or signs in an artistic and skillful manner, imitating traditional tools.


Digital Calligraphy imitates the use of traditional tools such as nib, pen, quill or brush to create text. It is most widely known and still practiced in its Japanese, Chinese and Arabic form. But it is also a western art form.

The main point of Digital Calligraphy is to create words and letters based on your illustrative writing skill and it is not based on existing fonts. You can use a tablet pen to support the natural way of writing, but tracing traditional typography with a mouse to turn it into digital work and refine and finish it on a computer is fit here, too.

Never give up hope by NoraAlgaladMAKSIM by SkeoneNew school! by mrsbadbugs
The Road Goes Ever On by crossrhythmOCD by SkeoneThe creator by fabiandelange




Conceptual


Conceptual: Artistically displayed text with the main focus on its message.


The main focus of this category is art with a spelt out message. It can be a quote, fact or statement about politics, emotions or life. It is probably the most popular category since it is straightforward and easy to understand. Sometimes photos, vectors, 3D renders or drawings are included to underline the meaning. The main focus however is the message of the deviation.

Level Up by GrungeTVFreedom by FaMzTh Love You Take by CALLit-ringo
IMAGINATION by dzeriMonday is Awesome by roberlanmackill.com typo: britney (toxic) by mackill




Font Design


Imagery with the only purpose of presenting a self-made font. The font itself is the artwork and is displayed in a neutral and technical manner.


This category is open both to your own font creations as well as to specimen of already existing fonts.
Submissions here can be experimental and colorful, other can be simple and designs for actual fonts that are going to be created. (A specimen contains all the letters of a font in a non-illustrative manner.)

Not ever submission to Font Design has to have the possibility of being turned into font file (.otf or .ttf). This category is more experimentary and allows submissions of a more artistic approach.

Geo Font by Fenix-Angel DYLOVASTUFF V:01 UPDATE by dylovastuff Font: MACHINATO - preview 1.0 by jelloween
Dog alphabet by mjdaluz3D Font: Globes v2.0 by dye-the-eyeSleipnir Typeface by shoelesspeacock




Actual font files for download should be submitted to Ressources & Stock Images > Fonts!
Only submit fonts and allow them to be downloaded when you created them! This category is not for sharing "free" fonts, as most fonts require a licence fee to be used.


Text-based Imagery


Pieces in which type is used as a minor tool to create an image. The readable content of the visual is less important than the overall look of the piece.


This category is dedicated to images created using text or types. This has become a popular form of text art throughout the last years. The main message of this art is delivered through the image, not necessarily in the text. The text used to create the image can either be an existing font or self-made letters. The image can be anything from a portrait, object, scene or landscape.

Technologic-Daft Punk by fleuraime Super Fighting Prototype 2.0 by jmirman A Great Man Once Said... by Lavoi
Door of Night by zdravaThe Birth of Type by theexperientialCat Typography by eagle-flyte




Other


Typography containing different styles and techniques.


As said before, if you are not sure where to submit and any of the other categories don't quite feel right, you should submit to the Other category :)

i am you by mahasesen 2012 : Forever and ever... by blindn Bio Type by Giampaolo-Miraglia
S 2012 by crymzGROW by EliasklingenPlayground. by ptarka






Questions for the reader


  • Have you ever digitally created Typography?
  • Are you interested in learing to create your own works?
  • What are challenges for Digital Typography?
  • How does it work for Traditional and Digital Typography to co-exist?


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:icongrungetv:
GrungeTV Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the request! :)
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Merwenna Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you! ^_^

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pica-ae Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
you're very welcome :hug: you have an amazing gallery :)
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kvcnt Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
How do I make my custom fonts work on the PC? Are there any free-ware avaible that is not limited to bitmap designs?
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mykeeCaparas Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yay! thanks :happybounce:
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hey, I want to post a new journal but I don't have permission.
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G3Drakoheart-Arts Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Hi there, I wanna know how can I submit my fonts here (if I can, please). :meow:
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
I am sorry, this group is not about collecting and showcasing artworks, except for Daily Deviatons :)
There are many other +Groups that focus on fonts and/or typography, that will accept your submissions
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
I added my last two typography articles to the article folder but then I remembered what you said about the blog. Should I place the articles as blogs instead?
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
There is nothing wrong with having them both in the gallery and the blog :)

So you can submit them to the blog now, too. If you need help with that, let me know. Just in case, I know many people don't like to use sta.sh (writer) ;)
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