If you know what it's like to passionately love a typeface, here's a golden opportunity. Declare your love for a FontFont or OurType font and you couldwin an official single license to four (4) weights in OpenType* format of that typeface(for example Regular, Italic, Bold, Black). This love declaration can take any form you like: a poem, an image, a short text, whatever you feel like creating. Accepted languages for text entries are English, Dutch, French, and German. Just make sure that we don't have to do anything to post your entry in the gallery which will be appended to this post (see technical details below).
(*) If your preferred font is not available in OpenType format you can choose between PostScript Type 1 en TrueType.
The contest starts now and ends next Saturday February 14th at midnight GMT. But there is one catch – we want at least fifty (50) submissions or the contest is void, annulled, nihil, zilch, nada. Fortunately you can enter up to three (3) submissions, so in theory if twenty very motivated people compete we're more than good.
See last year's gallery on Unzipped.
The contest is open to anyone: amateurs, students and professionals alike, men and women, straight and gay, all races, all religions, no restrictions, no boundaries. So get busy in the name of love! Last year you had a little under 48 hours; now with more than a week I don't want to hear anyone complain. I expect submissions of the highest quality. ;)
:: IMPORTANT ::Residents of The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg go over to Unzipped!
She Held My Heart in Her Hands by Frederick Bass · FF Pitu
ProcedureSend us an e-mail with "Valentype" and the name of the FontFont or ourType font in the subject line. This is crucial because we filter incoming e-mails: no Valentype in the subject line means we won't see your submission. Include your name and full postal address in the message and your love declaration in attachment.Poems or short textsmust be saved as text or MS Word format.Typographic art or designmust be saved for web (Save for Web… command in Adobe Photoshop) as a High Quality JPEG (no progressive JPEG!), PNG, or GIF RGB image, measuring exactly 500 pixels wide and minimum 100 to maximum 500 pixels high.The file name must read "YourFullName_FontName" (plus the file extension of course). Substitute "YourFullName" with your actual name (no spaces) and "FontName" with the name of the FontFont or OurType font you covet.Important
As evaluating and posting the entries is a hell of a lot of work:
We will not accept submissions for fonts not included in the FontFont or OurType libraries.You can however design your submission with any typeface you like.We will not accept submissions of the wrong dimensions.We will not accept submissions that don't conform to the naming rules.
Header image:Hooters and Hounds by Kimm Saatvedt ·Typeface:FF Ginger