typography. :)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

update...I've closed this weeks challenge early due to lack of participation...I'd still love to display your "masterpieces" if you had one to show!  just email me if you have an entry...

I am obsessed with typography.  "typo-what?!"

typography [tahy-pog-ruh-fee]
1. the art of type
2. the arrangements of types
3. the general character of apperance of printed matter 
basically, taking letters and arranging them in an artistic way.

and I love this wall paper!

I suppose this week challenges started with one of my own projects...
you see I've been working on this project for like, EH-VER. :)
I have this dream to display each letter of my last name in individual 20x20 canvas' on my front wall in our entryway.  kind of like this:

I have the first two letters...actually the first three I ordered the "i" but it didn't make it in time for this post.  but I keep getting stuck because I want the letters to mean something to me...a special place for each letter.  but since the rest of my house is usually a "work in progress" I'm okay with waiting until the right letters come along and I can photograph them. :)

so what does all this have to do with you?
well, if you'd like to participate in this week kreatid challenge [typography],
it has a lot to do with you!

I know that a lot of you appreciate typography the way I do, but maybe you never put a title to that appreciation.  some of you have wall art with special words displayed in an artful way that are meaningful to you.  others of you (like me) can see beauty in the swooshy diet coke branding...or in the old hotel sign on the side of the road...or maybe it's just one letter for you that you keep coming back to again and again (initials maybe), just because you like it!  THAT'S what I want to see this week...letters and/or numbers that are art to you.

and what do you get for all your artistic work this week?
your very own 8x8 wrapped canvas for YOUR wall from jan stamm's company heritage makers!
this is the company where I print my own personal 20x20 wrapped canvas' and I simply LOVE them.  this online publishing company is perfect for quickly inputting your images and having the ability to produce them into canvas' (like me) :)  or so many other products like storybooks, posters, greeting cards, playing cards, and calendars.  for me, lasting quality is important...yes, you can do similar projects with other online comapnies...but they don't produce the lasting quality that I'm looking for when I'm producing my own images.  yup, I love this company.   jan will work with the winner to design their 8x8 canvas (UV coated, so it won't fade),and have the prize direct-shipped to them.  however, all contestants are welcome to go to her website and open a free basic account just to see what heritage makers is about.  and if you need it, jan will be happy to help each of you learn to make your own projects within your own heritage makers' studio...just drop her a line! :)  check out her website here and her fanpage here.

okay...now for the rules!  and please remember this is a challenge...I know it's not easy every week, but that's what I love about all the entries so far!  growing in photography IS challenging...but I'm loving the inspiration and sense of community that is coming from you all posting your fabulous entries...I hope you are too! :)

1.  you must email me at jendriesbach@kreatid.com your one entry that you photographed within the last six months by wednesday, february 23rd 3pm MST to be entered. I will then label each entry with your name with the story behind the entry (if you have a link, let me know and I'll include it!) then later that wednesday, I'll blog about all your fabulous entries!  I will include a voting poll in the blogpost and you can then direct family/friends to vote for you there!  The contest will close for voting on friday, february 25th at 12pm MST and I will announce the top three voted photographs and a personal favorite shortly after the close.
2. you can get two extra votes if you go to jan stamm's fanpage and "like" her page.  just write on the wall letting me know that you found her through kreatid photography & design...or if you're already a fan...just post that on the wall! :)
3. you can get extra votes if you post your image to the kreatid fanpage wall.  posting to the fanpage wall does not enter you in the contest...it only gets you votes.  all the comments/likes will count as additional votes.
4.  you can get an extra votes for each tweet you send out linking people to vote for your photograph on the kreatid blog.  just make sure you link me @jendriesbach to your tweet so I know you tweeted! :)
5.  you can get extra votes if you upload your photograph to the kreatid challenge group on flickr.  all the comments and favorites will count as extra votes.

that's it...I can't wait to see what you come up with! see you all wednesday! :)


PIXbyemily said...

whooo-HoooooH! i think i am more excited to see what people enter than to work on what i'm going to toss in the ring. Gr8 challenge Jen!

summermontoyaphoto said...

Love this...oh so much to think about!

janet said...

Can't wait to see what gets entered...so excited to be able to participate in this week's challenge.

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