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Old 08-01-2015, 07:05 AM
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Default Challenge #2 - Typography - August 2015


When I was in California recently, I visited The Huntington. It's a library, art gallery, and botanical gardens all in one and it is a truly awesome place. As a librarian, I spent quite of bit of time in the library itself and got to see some really historically significant and beautiful books. Many of the older examples, like the Gutenberg Bible, the Chaucer, the Dante, we a piece of artwork themselves. Many older books begin significant paragraphs with hand-painted letters larger than the other text. In American printing, this is called a Drop Cap. Drop Caps can be made a variety of ways. You can simply make the first letter a larger font size than the others. You can make it a separate font. You can even take an entire word and make it larger than the rest. It adds a bit of drama and significance to the title/word/paragraph in question. Here are some examples:



For your challenge this month, I'd like to see you create your own drop cap on your page. It could be the traditional first letter of a paragraph or the first letter of a single word title. It could be the first word of a paragraph, but make at least one starting letter or word bigger than the rest.

Here are some examples from the Cheery-O's to get you started.

My page uses the Gutenberg Bible as a focus.


From Bao:


From Chris:


From Vera:


From Diane:


*Rules*
1. Create a layout using a drop cap style on your page.
2. You must use 80% Oscraps products.
3. Your page must be posted in the Number 2 Gallery by the end of the month and linked back to this thread.
4. You must update the monthly tracking thread to be eligible for your coupon.

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Old 08-01-2015, 03:40 PM
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Old 08-02-2015, 01:14 AM
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Loved playing with it
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Old 08-02-2015, 05:48 AM
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Here's mine !

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Old 08-02-2015, 06:52 AM
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Great job ladies! Everyone's pages are so colorful too! I love seeing them!
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Old 08-03-2015, 12:13 PM
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Everyone's take on this is so neat!
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You know I love that font. It's so Winnie-the-Pooh-ish!
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Fun challenge!

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Old 08-04-2015, 07:51 AM
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Look at you Jean! You used two drop caps!! I love the S on Stand Out.
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Old 08-04-2015, 11:46 AM
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Love this challenge--the dropcaps are so interesting! Hard to decide which to use.
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