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Illustrative letterform

Completion time: 3 days

Project overview:

The Type-fight is an online platform where battles take place between two designers. Each designer creates one letter and then users vote on which letter they prefer. The site is very popular with designers across the globe and whilst anyone can enter, only a few make the cut to actually battle it out one-on-one against another hungry, passionate designer.

For this brief, the ‘The Type-fight’ is looking for submissions for a range of posters that they are releasing this summer – all will have a single, super fresh letter at their center. They want you to illustrate your favorite letter in any way you see it fits. It can be inspired by anything; check out the website here and the examples below to get thinking, and then begin sketching your own letters!

Remember, the site sees so many regular submissions of letter forms that your concept will need to really stand out from the crowd. Perhaps your letter could include an illustration of a place, scene or situation within it? Maybe you would like to create a crazy pattern that makes up the main letter forms? Come up with a few possible directions using quick thumbnail sketches, and then narrow down the best to get you off to a good start.

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Deliverables required

  • The letter in full colour
  • A Mock up of the letter on a poster
  • Any alternative options you created
  • Any initial sketches created
  • Remember if multiple deliverables are required you can add attachments to your submissions when you have completed the brief.

Timescales and deadlines

Depending on how detailed you want your letter to be, the time on a brief like this can vary. If you are going for something more illustrative, then anything up to 3 days could be spent creating your custom letter.

Our approach

This is a fun project you might want to continue later. So why not choose a theme? We decided to give the word “fruity” some topical personality:

fruity-letters

The secret is to play with the letter shape, rather than be restricted by it. Get creative! Here is the letter T in more detail:

fruity-lettersT

36 Submissions to this brief

Submit Design
Darren Pollock
Peter Ahern PREMIUM
SC Serra C
EM Emily M
RH Ryan Hopkins
Joao Oliva PREMIUM
LA Lloyd Arlotte
Aaron Guenther
Aaron Guenther
Jade Hamilton
EM Emily
Charmaine Hartmann
MH Maria Holmes
SB Shan Boiv
Charmaine Hartmann
Matthew Cooper
Jack Taheny
Joao Oliva PREMIUM
JC Jack Chandler
Ricky Chun
VT Vinh Tran
ES Emerson Schmidt
Brian Hermelijn
Leo Caparelli
Rick Jones
EC Elliott Chappell
GD Gretchen Deahl
JG Jaysen Good
Nicole Hatter
Abbie Lowe
Nadia Shipley
In?s Beldi
TP Tiffany Pascal
Chloe Chapman
NY Nalee Yang
Leah West

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