11 June 2017

Lettering contest: Entries (Vol. 4)

Here are fifteen more entries submitted to our LEGO® lettering contest. Some 'out of the box' ideas today! Click any image to view larger.

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Didier Dambrin







Didier Dambrin





Guillaume Walbron



Harald Christ






Marcus Falk




Brendan Tull
"I actually had this tiny alphabet sitting around already, so when I saw this contest, I just copied out the letters for "Lego DNA" (and included the whole alphabet for posterity's sake)."



Didier Dambrin




Didier Dambrin




Jackson Haselhorst

"This font is based off the Georgia font, which is very similar to Times New Roman."



Jackson Haselhorst

"This is my brick-built interpretation of the phrase "LEGO DNA" (in all caps) in the font Wingdings 3. I added a picture of the phrase in this font in Microsoft Word for comparison."




Brian D'Agostine





Brian D'Agostine




Brian D'Agostine

"My micro 1x2 font expressed in a 4x8 size per letter."



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6 comments:

  1. This was a tough batch, but I think Brian's last font is my favorite. It only shows the standard seven letters, but it might as well be the full alphabet based on his comment regarding his Vol2 entry. We did get two more full alphabets, and while one has both upper and lower case, the other has the first set of numbers! Dare we hope for a 62-character entry. Or more? I think Didier has the most creative "accessory" with the 3D double helix, but it took me a while to nail down the dot on the white "i" in his second entry (I'm pretty sure it's a Gungan shield). Guillome has the only font I can see that uses all five seed parts (took me a while to find where he was using one of them), and there are two more that use four, with at least a couple ranging from 1-3. Guillome also has a staggering nine letters and one number that singularly use three seed parts (bdefkrsvz7), and an even more impressing six letters and six numbers that use four seed parts (npquwy234569)! It's difficult to say what belongs to which character, but I think Brian's cursive font manages to use three seed parts in all seven letters, and I think Harald's third font (lime green on black) is the first one that exclusively uses seed parts (just the 1x1 quarter circle and the large macaroni tile).

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  2. Yes it's that oval shield :)
    (but the "i" is a brick (as on the Lego Ideas logo))

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    1. Kinda looks like the Image Comics logo....

      /Håkan

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  3. Yep, i did indeed try and restrict myself to as little (or no) non-seed parts. :) I like a challenge, even if the result is a bit crazy and hard to read. This comp was so much fun! :D

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    1. I had been thinking that Mark Anderson's entry from Vol3 could easily have been a seed-part-only entry, if he hadn't used 1x1 tiles for the center horizontal on the E, and the horizontal on the A, but looking at it again I realize he used the equivalent of a 1x8 tile in the N, and another pair of 1x1 tiles at the top of the A. The latter could easily be solved by using either the tooth tiles or the quarter-round tiles (which would be the logical choice for the other two 1x1 tiles, to match the overall look of the font). I'm not sure the 1x8 would be so easy to eliminate. Still, it's interesting that the first seed-part-only font, and the next closest we've seen, are both built on a 45⁰ grid. That's not to say it's only possible, since you could always just make lines out of toot tiles, but it does open up the option of using those large macaroni tiles as vertical and horizontal strokes.

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    2. I hadn't considered limiting myself to the seed parts. Substituting the square 1x1 for the tooth tile would get me mostly there. If that was my goal, I would probably choose to do the N like the A, only lacking the cross-bar. But I also limited myself to physical bley parts on hand, and I'm not sure I have teeth in that color anyway.

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