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December 26, 2012 5:03 PM   Subscribe

A collaboration between 26 designers to create 26 space and sci-fi themed letters. A series of 26 sci-fi and space themed typographic art prints.
posted by Sailormom (29 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
J wins, in my book.
posted by ShutterBun at 5:05 PM on December 26, 2012 [2 favorites]


z wtf
posted by atomicmedia at 5:08 PM on December 26, 2012


z ftw!
posted by mazola at 5:11 PM on December 26, 2012 [3 favorites]


verified: F works in anaglyphic 3D!
posted by SmileyChewtrain at 5:18 PM on December 26, 2012


J is pretty great.

I'm not sure what the point behind P is, besides to draw a Doctor Who image. No reference to the letter P, illustrated or implied, that I can tell. Am I missing something? Does my status as a low level Whovian need to be revoked?
posted by eyeballkid at 5:28 PM on December 26, 2012



eyeballkid: There's a P, subtly implied in the shape of the broken bricks. Not super effective in its execution. Not sure how it relates to Doctor Who / Daleks other than Daleks do sometimes break through walls. "T" for Tardis makes a bit more sense even though it's a stretch visually.
posted by SmileyChewtrain at 5:37 PM on December 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


I don't get P for the Dalek either. I wondered about N too, until I was reminded the character's full name was Natasha Yar. Still, if you were going to include a ST:TNG reference, it should've been for Q. At least they avoided the single most obvious cliche.
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:38 PM on December 26, 2012


There is a 'p' there, kinda surrounding the dalek. It is a weak entry. Personally I think all the specific story ones are weak.
I liked, h, j, k, l, n, s, and v the most
posted by edgeways at 5:39 PM on December 26, 2012


...and I was delighted to see B for Blob.
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:40 PM on December 26, 2012


eyeballkid: Here's the 'P' outlined. It would have worked better as an R, though it still would have been pretty terrible.
posted by Grimgrin at 5:40 PM on December 26, 2012


OK scratch 'n' didn't look at it close enough
posted by edgeways at 5:41 PM on December 26, 2012


Missed an excellent opportunity with the "O"
posted by hal9k at 5:49 PM on December 26, 2012


Needs punctuation. Ex: Halley's Comma
posted by hal9k at 5:50 PM on December 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


"Cosmic Sans" is a great name!
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 5:58 PM on December 26, 2012


I'm getting a 404. Did Mefi kill the server?
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere at 6:16 PM on December 26, 2012


More 'v', please.
posted by mollweide at 6:22 PM on December 26, 2012


InsertNiftyNameHere: "I'm getting a 404. Did Mefi kill the server?"
Scratch that. I'm getting through fine now. Odd. Gotta be operator error. Sorry, all!
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere at 6:26 PM on December 26, 2012


It wasn't your imagination. We're definitely crowding the server.
posted by ShutterBun at 6:39 PM on December 26, 2012


'P' for 'Exterminate!'
posted by mazola at 6:42 PM on December 26, 2012


Is N a reference to something or is it just random grossness?
posted by straight at 8:27 PM on December 26, 2012


Hooray! It's Zoidberg! He's having a wonderful time!
posted by bleep at 8:58 PM on December 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


What is J a reference to?

G is the best.
posted by Ideal Impulse at 9:13 PM on December 26, 2012


I like K. Is it for anything, or just really pretty?
posted by FirstMateKate at 10:44 PM on December 26, 2012


J is a crowbar. In reference to Dr. Gordon Freeman from Half-Life.
posted by 1adam12 at 11:56 PM on December 26, 2012


Is N a reference to something or is it just random grossness?

N is Natasha Yar getting killed by Armus in the Star Trek: TNG episode "Skin of Evil".
posted by maqsarian at 12:27 AM on December 27, 2012


P = Pepperpot?
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 2:29 AM on December 27, 2012


It's interesting how some of the designers don't seem to be familiar with scifi (C), while many of the others are trying so hard to make some nerdish reference that their creations don't work as letters (P,T).
posted by Kirth Gerson at 2:56 AM on December 27, 2012


I'd totally hang Q on my wall. It's gorgeous.
posted by Too-Ticky at 4:58 AM on December 27, 2012


J is a crowbar. In reference to Dr. Gordon Freeman from Half-Life.

Yeah it's a crowbar, but since it seems to dropping from the sky, it's probably a reference to Kinetic Bombardment:

The most described system is "an orbiting tungsten telephone pole with small fins and a computer in the back for guidance". The weapon can be down-scaled, an orbiting "crowbar" rather than a pole.
posted by Authorized User at 9:16 AM on December 27, 2012


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