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Welcome to #VecType!

This group is dedicated to collecting and showcasing Vector Typography.

This group is all fresh and new and pretty much still under construction :B So, bare with us until it is done!

Cheers :heart: :peace:
pica-ae & LineBirgitte

:bulletpink: About VecType

:bulletblue: About Submissions

:bulletwhite: About Joining

What is Vector?

Vector Art is created in vector-based programs (such as Illustrator, Corel Draw, Inkscape and Flash) using vector tools only. Its most valuable benefit is endless scalabilty, while keeping the file size small and the quality up. Vectors are based on paths and points and are easy to adjust and edit whenever you get back to your file.

What is Typography?

Typography is the art and technique of arranging type, designing a typeface or modifying letters. The arrangment of type involves choosing a typeface, setting a font size and line height, adjusting spaces between words (tracking) and letters (kerning) and many more things.
Talking about Typefaces
A typeface or font is created as vector! This means, you can make it as big as you want and it will always look good. The fontsize basically is a scale factor.

sooo... What is VecType?

VecType is Digital Typography created using vector tools.

Since every typeface/font is vector by default, every piece of Typography using a typeface/font is vector by default.
Of course you can create typographic art from scratch with vector tools or trace a sketch of type that you created.

However, there are ways and options to enhance the vector type design by raster elements. We will allow such deviations, but the Vector part of your art should clearly be the main focus.
Simply putting some letters over a picture will not work ;) Raster elements should be reduced to supporting the vector part, not to be the main focus of the artwork.

Group Info

Combining Vector and Typography into VecType!
We are crazy about anything related to Vector and Typography. And if those two things get together? We love it even more!
Founded 2 Years ago
Jun 8, 2011


Group Focus
Art Creation

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212 Members
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Picture Interpretation Challenge

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 4:24 AM

Welcome to the next challenge of CRTextAndTypography :eager:
This is a series of recurring, but maybe irregular typography related challenges for everyone to take part in. They will have a start and end date and each deviation must be submitted  to dA after the start date. Only deviations created with each challenge in mind will be accepted.

Please remember this is a challenge, not a contest, there are no prizes to win.

This is mostly a source of "jobs" that you can do ;) I could be more cheesy and say the prize will be finding out how awesome friendship is … but … oh well.

Here we go!

Picture Interpretation Challenge

How often do you look around your environment or at pictures and photos and think "Oh this object, its shape totally looks like a letter!" ? I am sure this happens to all of us and this challenge is exactly about that feeling!

This challenge is all about taking inspiration from a picture and create typography from it.

The Challenge

First you have to find a picture and look for hidden or obvious shapes resembling letter forms.

Once you found "your letter" in the picture, you have to think of  way in which to incorporate a word into the picture containing said letter.

The word should have some sort of relevance to the picture you choose.

And the appearance of the word should be customized in a way it will work with the picture. You can use fonts or draw/paint the letters yourself, which way you go, depends on the concept you choose to go with.


I have created two very simple and basic examples to demonstrate the most minimal way this challenge should be solved. You can also see two of the many possible directions; creating letters from scratch or using fonts.
Yosemite12 by faestock Gap Example File by pica-ae
Bus stock2 by RevoXeli Zoom by pica-ae

The phenomenon of seeing a certain shape in an image or scenery is also called Pareidolia. It is for example seeing a bunny in a cloud or Jesus on a burnt slice of toast. In our case, we are looking for images with this phenomenon in which you see a letter form in the picture.


  • Credit all stock/resources used, only legitimate images are allowed; remember to follow the stock provider's Terms of Use!
  • You can submit as many entries as you like.
  • Send a note to CRTextAndTypography titled "Picture Interpretation Challenge Entry" AND/OR submit it to the group's Picture Interpretation folder. (If you don't submit yourself, I will request the deviation being submitted to the group)

Deadline: April 4th 2014.

Any questions? Do not hesitate to ask :)

The challenge is for starters as well as advanced typographers or anybody who is curious to work with type :la: If you want to try new things and think outside the box, you are most welcome to join the challenge. No prior knowledge is necessary to take part :)

Let's get creative :peace: :heart:

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hi all, thank for approved
MrCarik Jun 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for everything,.
colourimage Oct 11, 2012
Hey im a graphic design student feel free to follow me on Twitter to see my designs and things @ArJaygraphic [link]

Thanks :)
ZeN85Graphics Aug 9, 2012
Thank you for accepting my membership request! :)
annali-03 Jan 20, 2012   General Artist
Thanks for the accept! :)
pica-ae Jan 22, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
GabeRios Sep 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
i submitted one of my pieces to the wrong folder, can i resubmit it to pure vector?
DES-FAN Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
#Good , i'll submit something Later
pica-ae Jul 27, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
I wanna be Founder or Co-Founder :eager:
i joke i joke i joke. :D
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