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Project Educate Calligraphy Week

Thu Apr 9, 2015, 1:05 AM

Hi guys! I have scheduled a week over at projecteducate for calligraphy! :happybounce:

Monday, June 22nd - Sunday, June 28th 2015

In an earlier journal I have asked for interested deviants that would like to write journals on the topic of calligraphy. You will be working with me and the awesome team at projecteducate with your articles to make it an awesome week!

I am planning on running a challenge and a contest for the week and to write the introductory and summary journals.

The rest, well, that is up to us!

If you have an idea for an article, do not hesitate to let me know and I will save you a spot!

However if you would like to participate, but have no idea what to write, here are some ideas for the type of article you could write or just themes for which you could write one article:

  • Artworks or tutorial features
  • Artist interviews
  • The history of calligraphy
  • Types of calligraphy, f.e. blackletter or Japanese calligraphy, digital calligraphy
  • Calligraphy tools, traditional and digital tools
  • Product reviews
  • Tutorials or Tips

We try to have two articles a day posted on projecteducate, taking into account intro, summary, contest and challenge journals, this leaves 10 spots for articles. So not every topic that I mentioned above will be covered, the list is merely an inspiration, not a schedule ;)

Please let me know if you're interested! :eager: :la:

Some calligraphy inspiration

You like your girls insane by WhiteSylver Calligraphy // done with  pilot parallel pen 6.0mm by Milenist Abstract arabic calligraphy by calligrafer
Brush Calligraphy. by InfectedARTIST stop wishing, start doing by Akwartone Mark Twain - Hope Tree by MShades

New article series featuring typography deviations that were submitted to DA from last sunday to this saturday, found by browsing newest :heart: :peace:

Percy Jackson Quote by jamaaa14 Consciously Unconscious Thinking by Snak3-Charm3r
Break your Silence by ploki0123 S Dreams 1 by jamaaa14
Just another day in Paradiseeeee :) by bnavarro Complicated by ploki0123
Art by VacuousGurdiova Weissranke by MaKeem
Typography of Name in My Style by nuryantieryzart :thumb523514608:
Make Good Art by simonefsc 'Sol' : by FullonComma
Glyph by magspepperwood

Mature Content

There Only Words by CartoonJackk

Typography Book by lorimer1 Galatians 6:9 by EluminoraStudio
Asesiname by mariovogfx Make Good Art by deargoul
Typography by Kristinahughes Strange and Wonderful You by Ink-Pub
4/3/15 by colormeapril The Hero of Time by MelissaBrokenhearted
:thumb524238031: Mark Twain - Hope Tree by MShades
'Stasis' : by FullonComma Keep Walking N Don't Look Back by acromaze
Ignore-the-NoiseIgnore the Noise by IanWoods Home-town by calligrafer

Community Relations

New article series featuring typography deviations that were submitted to DA from last sunday to this saturday, found by browsing newest :heart: :peace:

:thumb522230684: Bubble Text by MangaAssassin
bad Than worse by DES-FAN Flux: by FullonComma
Sai lam - Tra gia by Poemhaiku Zoomed Font Study Thingy by Erasthamus
Charmander by Drindex Fantasy Language Fake Manuscript by StefanoLeiArt
Avance tout doucement by Alpacalligraphy Always Bear by MagpieMagic
The choose is yours by Kianzoo 303 by AsylumDesignsLLC
Typography of Name in My Style by nuryantieryzart Mosri by bnamdari
Poster Tipografico1 by KenyaSZ :thumb523152991:
Tengwar Annatar by remanere Do Something Different by Ezartfala
Graphic Design by Kristinahughes Bless me, Bless you. by thepenmanship
Tea, Earl Grey, Hot by thekristinwilliams :thumb523176919:

Community Relations

New article series featuring typography deviations that were submitted to DA from last sunday to this saturday, found by browsing newest :heart: :peace:

Community Relations

New article series featuring typography deviations that were submitted to DA from last sunday to this saturday, found by browsing newest :heart: :peace:

Community Relations

New article series featuring typography deviations that were submitted to DA from last sunday to this saturday, found by browsing newest :heart: :peace:

Community Relations

New article series featuring typography deviations that were submitted to DA from last sunday to this saturday, found by browsing newest :heart: :peace:

Aegolius Acadicus: Gilded Initial by isolationismThe Headless Hunt by ThomasWasTaken
Calligram.01 by MahdyStudioLettering by ksenuabel

Cadel Letter B by calligraphyartworksCome Thou Fount of Every Blessing by fieldtreasure
Happy Birthday Liv by E90YDOSWhite on black by Alpacalligraphy

MC Escher - We Adore Chaos by MShadesGood Design by alsarab
Everything by koodiPLLotR quote by Hatteress42

Lonely Light by FaeTroubadour 005 by OyunaJ
Yin Yang by esa16 Experiments: H by Nio0n

:thumb516314954:Stevie Fox by CautionaryTales
Qatif by sadiq2011Dragon by agapisze

:thumb516939363: calligraphy- letter S floral ormanents by mariejanestupak

Mature Content

Bashopinetree2 by Maxindigo47
Umbrella by Khyoon

:thumb516431702:::Big Lebowski Tribute Wallpaper:: by madamefuturisimo
Travel by wanderingmilkShe's Weird by Jinxtastic

Community Relations

New article series featuring typography deviations that were submitted to DA from last sunday to this saturday, found by browsing newest :heart: :peace:

Community Relations

CSS Fairy Mascot Contest!

Sat Feb 21, 2015, 2:15 AM

Wait. What?

You can blame Nichrysalis (you gave my mind a bad direction), ginkgografix (os ir it?), neurotype (I am dragging you into this, oh yes) and me (it really is mostly me) for this.

Yes, there is actually a contest!

In case you were wondering if that was just to get your attention.

Pica-ae CSS Fairy Mascot Contest

I am looking for a new mascot for myself!

Ya'll know the CSS Fairy, also known as Anne from Northern Germany who knows her ways around CSS magic ... THE FABULOUS ginkgografix!

Thing is, that description works for me, too. Which has led many people to believe in some sort of conspiracy , but I... I mean we, laugh at your faces. Like... nobody has ever met both of us at the same time. (That is actually no true, :stare: Exillior... dun dund dun)

Anyhow, it is now decided that I am a fairy, too.

So, how do I look like as a fairy?

This is why I gathered you here today. I am looking for my CSS Fairy Mascot!

It can either be a pixel avatar ...

  • 50*50 px DA standard
  • Animated would be great, so it should be a .GIF
  • If your entry does not win, you can make it avaiable as a free avatar for others to use afterwards, if you like
... or an ID

  • This be any kind of medium, digital, trad, vector, pixel, etc.
  • No dimension rules
  • No background required, if it can be transparent, that would be great


First Place
500 :points:, Exclusive Journal Feature and Three Month PM*

Second Place
250 :points:, Journal Feature, One Month PM*

Third Place
125 :points:, Journal Feature


Saturday, March 21st, 2015

(Happens to be my birthday, seems fitting, and also gives you a whole month to create an entry)
* Can be given to someone else, if wished.

How to submit?

Leave a comment with your entry and/or send me a note titled "CSS Fairy Contest"  :)

If you are looking for inspiration, here are some hints.

  • Think magpie. Colors and characteristics. Could go anthro, since fairies are magical anyway and they can pretty much be any shape and form.
  • You can use colors from each of these palettes, as I am actually using some of them for this skin and parts of my profile page and in some self-portraits.
    Magpie Magpie_II  
    Don't be too green though, let's try not to add too much confusion with the first CSS Fairy.
  • Fairy stuff... wings, glitter, magic, nature, tiny, cheeky...

For anything else... just go crazy!

If anybody wants to offer prices, let me know, I will add you to the list.

New article series featuring typography deviations that were submitted to DA from last sunday to this saturday, found by browsing newest :heart: :peace:

Sunday, February 8th

Lyrics - Tears For Fears by MShades Number 8 darkened. 2015 by Artist-TW
377 by scleoniyx Ambigram Adnan Majid by amartworkid

Monday, February 9th

Hatasu - Achieve by KisaragiChiyo Don't think by koodiPL
Life by JohnScottGFX Hand to Face by SteveOramA

Tuesday, February 10th

HARD TO THE CORE I FEEL THE FLOOR by M-Blemisher Go Further by suqer
Couples Name by firdausmahadi HussainMohammad by sadiq2011

Wednesday, February 11th

Meet Gobo by jmirman I AM GARDEN AT HOME by MeumeuLee
Calligram - split broadnib pen by WhiteSylver Fear No Fell Words by Oigres-Undead

Thursday, February 12th

Talcaluin - calligraphy by sipho56 Untitled by TayaTaechka
Mythical by ampowtek50  - Petroleum  by Cybernetic80

Friday, February 13th

Cursed by death, so how can pain scare me? by AmroIsmaiel I heart U by CatByrne
Shall we count the tree rings together? by simonh4 Pencil Playing is Learning by pagiee1996

Saturday, February 14th

Nothing Is Perfect Just Stay Alive by VampirGoth TF1 1975 Logo by Pepelucomelka
Repeat After Me... by Gammaj4 hannah hunt by limelemonorange

Community Relations

New article series featuring typography deviations that were submitted to DA from last sunday to this saturday, found by browsing newest :heart: :peace:

Sunday, February 1st

Horror by jaaawwwnn To Be or Not To Be by thekristinwilliams
dedend's daily quote by koodiPL MATTTAM by TheMattTam

Monday, February 2nd

Get Agricultured by josieg310 Kiss Me by DVerissimo
Archer Font by snkdesigns Logo by Lyd23

Tuesday, February 3rd

Killing Type by Bruno-Sensei Decroche la lune by ANi2S
Retro by Textuts Type.Abstract by Twi-Owl

Wednesday, February 4th

Persian Numbers, site banner by maghigol Small Scale Lettering Practice by isolationism
Inspiration by MLdesigns Desk BTx Studio by birdizz

Thursday, February 5th

Cyborg by SabrinaFranek Rainbow lettering by WhiteSylver
Queue - 3 of 11 by ShelbsTheGing Anx 001 by layerandpaper

Friday, February 6th

Be kind by suqer nihilism by backhendl
Walt Disney Inspiration Quote by EatingCake101 My new notebook : Desk BTx Studio by birdizz

Saturday, February 7th

Digital Youth Young and Trendy Typography by mrsbadbugs Philip by sadiq2011
Star-Lord Typography by supermarton He's surely alive by cyclopsecondeye

I hope you like them :D :+fav:

Community Relations

Daily Deviations Week

This one's a bit about communication etiquette ;) First and foremost I believe that we should treat each other with respect and courtesy, be it outside in the world or inside behind our computer screens.

Let's talk about the difference between disapproving of an artwork and disapproving of a Daily Deviation feature. To me those are two very distinctive scenarious, that I will try to explore in this article.

I will use the word "disapprove" as an umbrella word for all the instances of not liking, not understanding, not agreeing with, not seeing the point of it, questioning the difficulty or technical skills, noticing mistakes or flaws, not liking/understanding the genre, medium or style, etc. pp.

Another disclaimer that should be made is that art is highly subjective. Everybody reacts differently to something and as such no two people view an artwork in the same exact way. What you disapprove of, may be someone else's highlight of their day.

Also keep in mind that one thing that many people see as the point of an artwork is to create a reaction. A strong like is just as good as a strong dislike.

Art should create a reaction. Whether it's good or bad does not matter.

So let's dive into the differences between disapproving of an artwork/deviation and a feature and I will try to explain more about each scenario.

Disapproving of an artwork

We all know the scenario: There is an artwork we don't like/understand/agree with… the list of why we cannot connect to a certain piece of art is long. Too long to list them all. To me, there are only two ways to handle such a situation.

    A) I move on

    B) I try to express my disapproval in order to help the artist improve, if there are flaws in the artwork that make me not like it, or simply to say why I cannot see the artwork for what it is.

For some people there is also

    C) be an arse about it and insult the artwork/artist. I can only fathom the reasons behind this, the easiest for me to understand is, as it happens, the troll, who only chooses C because he enjoys hurting other people and relishes in their pain. Others may fear/hate what they don't understand and find security in aggression.

What to do when you disapprove of an artwork?

  • If you cannot explain your disapproval any further than to the point that you disapprove, there is really nothing to do. You should probably just move on and forget about it.
  • Take more time, come back to the artwork. Do not give in to your first impulse of disagreement. I find that not spending enough time looking at an artwork often times results in harsh and impolite reactions.
  • A more graceful way is to acknowledge the effort or other qualities of the artwork, while maintaining your disagreement. By doing so, you tend to spend more time looking at the artwork and you may find something else. This is not always the case, but it might be worth a try.
  • If you disapprove of an artwork due to the technical quality, try to give the artists constructive feedback on the areas they need to improve on. If the technique is an issue, what about the message or concept of the work? These two factors are often overlooked, so why not give them a try? You may actually end up saying something positive about the work!
  • If you disapprove because you do not understand the message or the concept or don't get the joke, maybe the artist has shown great technical skill. This goes with a previous point, but you can acknowledge the work, by pointing out the positive things, while letting the artist know that you do have an issue with it.

If all of this cannot be applied, move on. There is absolutely no need to be rude about it.

Disapproving of a Daily Deviation feature

This scenario can be taken to another level, when such a deviation, is featured as a Daily Deviation for millions to be viewed in the spotlight for 24 hours. Now you may not only disapprove of the artwork, but also of the fact that it has been featured so prominently.

If you disapprove with the artwork AND the feature, you are of course welcome to do one of the things listed before.

BUT as for the part about disapproving of the feature aka as the fact that the deviation is highlighted very prominently for 24 hours … your motivation may be entirely different.

As Community Volunteers we strive to give an explanation for why something was featured. It is a thin line between giving away too much or not making it clear enough. Just as for the artist, that does not want to spoil his work, by giving a detailed description of every reason for every detail in an artwork. Sometimes the reason are disregarded by the viewer, be it due to simply not reading them, or being too angered by the feature as to not find the time to actually think about the work.

The problem with telling the artist that you disapprove of them being features is: the artist has no influence on whether his work is featured or not. They will not be able to explain why their work was featured. It makes no sense to ask the artist such a question. The only thing accomplished by leaving a "Why is this a DD?" comment, is making the artist feel bad about their work.

There are many "rumours" as to what a Daily Deviation is "supposed" to be. The only set rule is, that it has to be a deviation and not a scrap. Any category is eligible.

Why would you disapprove of a Daily Deviation feature?

  • The artwork does not comply with your personal taste?
    Tough luck, it's not about taste. Don't tell the artist merely that you don't like their work. Why should they please you anyway? The world does not revolve around you ;)
  • You think someone else deserves a feature more?
    Don't comment with that on the deviation, instead suggest who you thinks deserves the feature! There are plenty of days left for others to be featured.And here is where you can find all the CVs you can suggest to.
  • You think someone else has done a better job at a similar deviation?
    Would you like to have "Oh, someone else did this much better than you. You don't deserve this!" written under one of your artworks?
  • You think the medium/category is not DD worthy?
    Don't be elitist. There is no category class system that makes one gallery better than the other. Putting art into categories and trying to put a quality label on them is nothing but narrow minded and snobbish. Let's not do that, mkay.
  • You disapprove because the content of the artwork goes against your personal moral compass?
    If it's a Daily Deviation, you can be sure, that it's a legitimate submission and as such eligible for a DD. Also don't forget that DA is a US based website and as such follows Western laws and standards of what is allowed and what is not. The name of the website should also indicate that controversial submissions are not only allowed, but also welcome here.

What to do when you disapprove of a Daily Deviation feature?

The FAQ #873: What do I do when I disapprove of a Daily Deviation feature? answers all your questions, but here's the gist of it anyway:

  • Do NOT comment your disapproval with the feature itself under the deviation.
  • If you must air your disapproval, you should contact Moonbeam13 about it.


It is completely fine and, with the right etiquette, welcome to critique and give feedback to a deviation, whether it is a normal submission or a Daily Deviation feature.

However it is not okay to blame the deviant for something they had no influence on and did not ask for, like one of their works being featured as a Daily Deviation

No matter what your reason of disapproval may be, don't be an arse about it. ;)

Oh look, it's a new year, isn't it?

Thu Jan 1, 2015, 4:48 AM
Happy new year to all of my watchers and friends!

I don't believe in resolutions made on this day, you can make those any day in the year, but for those who choose this day to make them, I wish you all the best in sticking to them and/or making things better from now on :)

So yeah, I'm not going to make any *today* or rather I didn't make any last year. Still working on whatever resolutions I made in my life before :P

I hope I will make more calligraphy and more art in general. I installed inkscape yesterday and it's weird :lol: I felt the urge to draw a mushroom :O_o:

Anyway, all the best to you :la: :eager: :happybounce: :squee:

Aaaand I re-appaear again.

Mon Dec 22, 2014, 3:50 AM
Despite my rather joyous previous journal about my new PC my activity has gone down in the last week, because I've had a tooth pulled and have only been able to eat solid food since yesterday. This made me overall miserable, then came the fact that I got confused about my own vacations around the holidays and it sent me into a panic last week. Things are cleared up now and I am alright in most departments now.

Well, I haven't got one single present ready for anyone :stare: Will result in panic buys today :lol: At the same time I haven't had any wishes for myself, so I am hoping there will be mostly chocolate given :B

I've marathoned Harry Potter while being on sick leave and I ended crying like a fucking baby watching the last movie again. Then again the aged Draco Malfoy made me laugh so much, I was good again :P

Merry Christmas, in case we don't see each other again ;) :santa: :xmas: :rudolph:

I have a new PC!!!

Fri Dec 5, 2014, 8:59 AM

Excuse the insane exclamation marks and be glad I didn't use caps :B I got a new PC, an acer Predator, and I am a happy bunny about this early "Christmas present" (That I actually own for almost a year now :rofl:) Also got an ergonomic US keyboard so expect typoes, especially in punctuation :lol:

What this means? Probably increase in activity, as you know, I try to do things at work, but eh they actually expect me to work there ;) I can use up to date browsers again so bye bye Safari :XD: Also finally got a WLAN at home :phew:

:shh: CalendarProject

Features cos reasons

Set For Bonsai by EKRZ
DA's watercolor logo by takmaj
Dangerous Roads by andreasrocha
Lady with Dragon by Loopydave
Gandalf The Grey by Lelpel
Red Riding Hood - werewolf by GuillermoRamirez
Magic by kimberly80
A whole bunch of dwarves (and a hobbit) by juliedillon
Raven by SRudy
Where's Watto... by Loopydave
Trilobite with Russian Chrome Diopside,Pendant WIP by KubusRubus

That I was on vacation ^^;

But I am back now. Still collecting myself from jetlag :yawn:

Things will be back on track in a couple of days :eager: unfortunately I have to go to work tommorow and it would be ass to call in sick :lol:

Anyway, what did I miss? TELL ME!

Well, damn. Sick.

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 3:07 AM

Just a short "letting you know" that I caught myself a little summer cold and have been down activity since last wednesday. DD suggestions have stocked up a little bit, I may be able to tackle them today, but I can't really say. Woke up with my throat hurting 5 days ago and woke up at 7 today to start coughing and not falling asleep again. There also was a mosquito on my bedroom :stare:

So yeah, be back to normal soon, hopefully.


PE: Digital Typography Explained

Wed Aug 20, 2014, 11:00 AM by pica-ae:iconpica-ae:

Gallery Descriptions

Welcome to the Typography part of projecteducate's DeviantART Galleries Week!

After earliers Traditional Typography it's now time to talk about Digital Typography :la:

Digital Art > Typography

Digital Art

Digital artwork originally created via the use of digital programs on a computer with a pen & tablet or computer mouse.
This should be self-explanatory, but for completeness I will add it here. Anything that is (eventually) created on a computer should go here. As mentioned in the previous article slight corrections to photographs or scans do not turn your traditional work into digital. A digital camera also does not.


Typography is the art and technique of arranging type, designing a type face or modifying letters.
Simple rule: does it contain letters or words? Then it is Typography.
Whether you submit it to that gallery, depends on how much text is in your work. The more text, the better it is suited to Typography.

A submission to a proper gallery can increase your chances of being seen by people who are actually looking for works like yours.


Calligraphy depicts self-drawn characters or signs in an artistic and skillful manner, imitating traditional tools.

Digital Calligraphy imitates the use of traditional tools such as nib, pen, quill or brush to create text. It is most widely known and still practiced in its Japanese, Chinese and Arabic form. But it is also a western art form.

The main point of Digital Calligraphy is to create words and letters based on your illustrative writing skill and it is not based on existing fonts. You can use a tablet pen to support the natural way of writing, but tracing traditional typography with a mouse to turn it into digital work and refine and finish it on a computer is fit here, too.

Never give up hope by NoraAlgaladMAKSIM by SkeoneNew school! by mrsbadbugs
The Road Goes Ever On by crossrhythmOCD by SkeoneThe creator by fabiandelange


Conceptual: Artistically displayed text with the main focus on its message.

The main focus of this category is art with a spelt out message. It can be a quote, fact or statement about politics, emotions or life. It is probably the most popular category since it is straightforward and easy to understand. Sometimes photos, vectors, 3D renders or drawings are included to underline the meaning. The main focus however is the message of the deviation.

Level Up by GrungeTVFreedom by FaMzTh Love You Take by CALLit-ringo
IMAGINATION by dzeriMonday is Awesome by typo: britney (toxic) by mackill

Font Design

Imagery with the only purpose of presenting a self-made font. The font itself is the artwork and is displayed in a neutral and technical manner.

This category is open both to your own font creations as well as to specimen of already existing fonts.
Submissions here can be experimental and colorful, other can be simple and designs for actual fonts that are going to be created. (A specimen contains all the letters of a font in a non-illustrative manner.)

Not ever submission to Font Design has to have the possibility of being turned into font file (.otf or .ttf). This category is more experimentary and allows submissions of a more artistic approach.

Geo Font by Fenix-Angel DYLOVASTUFF V:01 UPDATE by dylovastuff Font: MACHINATO - preview 1.0 by jelloween
Dog alphabet by mjdaluz3D Font: Globes v2.0 by dye-the-eyeSleipnir Typeface by shoelesspeacock

Actual font files for download should be submitted to Ressources & Stock Images > Fonts!
Only submit fonts and allow them to be downloaded when you created them! This category is not for sharing "free" fonts, as most fonts require a licence fee to be used.

Text-based Imagery

Pieces in which type is used as a minor tool to create an image. The readable content of the visual is less important than the overall look of the piece.

This category is dedicated to images created using text or types. This has become a popular form of text art throughout the last years. The main message of this art is delivered through the image, not necessarily in the text. The text used to create the image can either be an existing font or self-made letters. The image can be anything from a portrait, object, scene or landscape.

:thumb176826497: Super Fighting Prototype 2.0 by jmirman A Great Man Once Said... by Lavoi
Door of Night by zdravaThe Birth of Type by theexperientialCat Typography by eagle-flyte


Typography containing different styles and techniques.

As said before, if you are not sure where to submit and any of the other categories don't quite feel right, you should submit to the Other category :)

i am you by mahasesen 2012 : Forever and ever... by blindn Bio Type by Giampaolo-Miraglia
S 2012 by crymzGROW by EliasklingenPlayground. by ptarka

Questions for the reader

  • Have you ever digitally created Typography?
  • Are you interested in learing to create your own works?
  • What are challenges for Digital Typography?
  • How does it work for Traditional and Digital Typography to co-exist?

PE: Traditional Typography

Wed Aug 20, 2014, 3:00 AM by pica-ae:iconpica-ae:

Gallery Descriptions

Welcome to the Typography part of projecteducate's DeviantART Gallery Descriptions Month!

Today I will explain both the traditional and digital typography galleries on DA and I start off with Digital Typography. And I start off with the Traditional Gallery!
If you are interested into the background of typography, I recomment you read A Brief History of Typography, an article I wrote for a previous week at projecteducate.

When it comes to typography, you should be aware that it is everywhere around you all the time. There is bad Typography and there is good Typography. Unfortunately less of the latter and more of random thoughtless Typography around these days.

Typography is more relevant to Design than it is to Art, but that does not mean it cannot be Art!

I want to bring Typography to people's attention, make them aware of how important it is. We all want people to hear us, we want to be understood. And no matter how important your message, bad Typography can ruin it!

And Typography is ooooold. Like… Ancient. Literally. Ancient Rome has left us with some amazing remains of culture, including Typography. There is a lot of history in Typography, from Calligraphy and Scripts, over the Letterpress up to the Digital Age. But just because we are living in the Digital Age, it does not mean Traditional Typography is dead. Oh it's quite the opposite! It is more alive than not in a long time and the DeviantART galleries are living proof of it!

So, let's dive in :eager:

Traditional Art > Typography

Traditional Art

Work that is primarily created with traditional media and physical materials.
Editing colors and contrast and removing dust or noise, any general light retouching, and cropping photographs or scans of traditional art does not turn it into digital art!
Only if you massively alter the appearance of your traditional work or add more materials* to the mix, does it stop being traditional art.

* Photographs, textures, digital painting, vector elements, 3D etc.


Images created using traditional means where the subject matter is text using a variety of typeface styles.
If the main focus of your work is words and letters, you should probably submit it to typography.
Of course if there is 80% drawing and 20% typography in your work, it would be fine not to post there. "There is a letter, that's typography" is bullshit ;).


Calligraphic characters or signs depicted in an artistic and skilful manner.

This is a millenia old artform, refined through the years and still as relevant nowadays as in the Middle Ages. There are many many forms to it, the common remainder is probably that is is a form of writing that requires a certain flow to your brush or nib.
It is not hand-writing, but it is also not the fine craft of lettering. It is somewhere in between. Even though the lines are often very thing and blurry between these three.

The two biggest fractions of Calligraphy are Western and Eastern, or Latin and Non-Latin. In Europe Calligraphy is traditionally created with a nib, in Asia it is more likely to be applied with a brush. Nibs and brushes can vary immensely in shape and size and thus can create an amazing number of different styles in Calligraphy.

Arabic Calligraphy 'Raqs' by khawarbilalSeul le turban... by KaalamRaveN VorteX by Ace0fredspades
Yesterday by TypomongerSpades Calligraphy Calligram (1/4) by Milenistquote by jdotjam

Typographic Stencil Art

Typography created with the use of a stencil.

This is a very clear and strict gallery, that requires you to have used a stencil to create your work. It does not have to be graffiti, you can also use brushes or sponges to apply through a stencil, but you might as well use loose materials such as sand, and apply them with a stencil.

We Really text by object000Love - Spraypaint Stencil Tile by RAMART79Public space poster 2 by patswerk
Know Your Rights by CMSmithTALK by TeamDeltaForceExperimenting with E by mumblebee


This category does not really have a description, essentially anything that does not fit into the other two should go here. This can sculptural works of typography as well as ones created with uncommon traditional materials. Typographic collages, typewriter works, drawn and painted typography, letterings, etchings, stamps and so on and on. The list is really endless, any traditional medium can be used to create typography.

Stickbet by HellanimARTIST. by Espadortype - illustrated text wip by iforgotmypassword
life is a flower by brian9267spring by UsoKeiMaria Scan by suqer

In doubt … submit to Other!
It may not be a shiny fancy gallery name, but it would be a shame for the other two galleries if they were spammed with works that don't belong there. Thank you :heart:

Naturally this small gallery tree leaves room for improvements :)
This is not forgotten and it is being worked on. Times change, art changes, galleries can change!

Questions for the reader

  • Have you ever traditionally created Typography?
  • Would you want to learn Traditional Typography?
  • What are challenges for Traditional Typography?


Gallery Descriptions

Welcome to the Designs & Interfaces part of projecteducate's DeviantART Gallery Descriptions Month!

The previous two articles helped explain the categories of Designs & Interfaces and this one is more specific about Miscats in Designs & Interfaces and patterns to those. Some misconceptions developed over time and with no reasonable option to "clean" the gallery, have grown into a big mess.

However these articles are supposed to help you locate the best gallery for your artworks. So, if you are unsure about where to submit and two galleries sound good, try and read each gallery description (visible during the submission process) and choose wisely. If you are unsure, don't assume the right gallery. We are here to help :la:

All these "rules" depend on the current gallery descriptions as of the moment I am writing this. Possible future changes cannot be considered.
Should changes happen, there will be an announcement at communityrelations by the responsible volunteer. So you should probably watch the group ;)

Common general misconceptions

It should go by common sense, but you know, some things need to be said and are valid for all sub-categories.

Always submit original content.
Using copyright protected materials for your submissions is against DeviantART's Terms of Service.

Stock has to be credited.
Photographs with watermarks from image providers such as Getty Images or Shutterstock very often infringe those sites Terms of Service. You can download these for layouting purposes, but you are not allowed to publish them without obtaining a license (aka buying them) first.

Have allowance to post by client or collaborators.
Since it very often happens that you do not create a design on your own or are creating works for a client, make sure everybody affected with the work has given their allowance for you to publish the work.

Gallery specific misconceptions


This gallery is supposed to provide designs for interactive button elements you can find on websites and in applications, NOT for pin (button) designs that you can put on clothes and bags. Such would better fit to Fashion Design, as they can be seen as accessoires.

CD and DVD Covers

These are supposed to be the finished layouts of the product that can be bought. It should contain at least the product name/title (unless you're The Beatles) and if necessary the artist's name. An illustration done as an album artwork should be submitted to a gallery that fits the media and content of the illustration.

A booklet for a CD or DVD can be submitted here too, it should then contain the information the booklet is providing.

Again, artwork illustrations done for a CD or DVD Cover should not be submitted here.

CD & DVD Covers
Army Of Mushrooms by Gloom82 The Uncanny Valley official poster by vesner
c o m a - dvd version by cosanameimagi Midnight Carnival Front Cover by RadiusZero
Illustrations for covers
Trail of Dead CD cover art by tegehel Cover by Biffno
'The Winter Tree'-cd cover by MinnaSundberg joanna newsom cd cover by dobie

Editorial Design

This covers a wide area, from mostly printed materials like magazines, newspapers and books. You can submit both inside pages as well as covers for all of these.

Illustrations done for Editorial Design purposes are not Editorial Design per se. Only put in the actual publications layout, do they become Editorial Design. Please submit illustrations done for Editorials to a proper gallery that respects the illustration's medium and content.

For example photographs of an editorial fashion shoot should be submitted to Fashion Photography. The photographs from the shooting put into a magazine layout with texts should be submitted to Editorial Design.

Editorial Design
Magazine supplement by haighy 46 MAGAZINE SAYI  3 by mehmeturgut
The Neinescape Magazine Cover by Arkham-Insanity Issue #4 of SHIFT magazine - Noam Chomsky (3) by artsfantasy
Editorial Illustrations
Hunger Magazine Illustration 1 by theirison Inside Line Magazine by Kegg
Magazine Cover by Krossan Sharks can't sleep by RodrigoICO

Fashion Design

Actually physical crafted implementations do not belong here. A finished tailored piece that you created should be submitted to a fitting Artisan Crafts category.

Fashion Design
rooibos by meago Black Swan by CdCblanc
Butterfly dresses by Vilva Dress by LessRuth
Artisan Crafts
Lady Steampunk Pirate by Lillyxandra Peacock Scarf by melzika
Panda Hoodie by calgarycosplay Leatherworking: Green Vest by JessicaDru

Game Development Art

This category is all about original content created by you, the artist.

Fan Art aka using copyright protected material
Fan Art, based on games, does not belong here, but should be submitted to Fan Art/… /Games.
If you are working for a game company and create characters based on their (or other artists) copyrights you are welcome to post in Game Development Art.

In game screenshots?
They do not belong here. In fact, they do not even belong on DeviantART. They are not your original creation and should be posted to sites that welcome those kind of images.

Sprites or other material ripped from games?
Nope. Not the right website to post it either. Only post original content you created on DA!

Tattoo Design

Similar to Fashion Design, an actual inked tattoo should not be submitted to Design, but to Traditional Art > Body Art > Body Modification > Tattoos.

Tattoo Designs
Rose / Wings by EdwardMiller Tattoo sketch, neotraditional.. by AsikaArt
Inked Tattoes
watercolor tattoo hummingbird by dopeindulgence tree by piotrszot

Theatre Design

Though the title seems to indicate only designs provided for theatrical productions, it does include concept art for filmed material as well.

This overlaps with the illustration categories you can find on DA, Digital Illustrations, Traditional Drawings and Traditional Paintings.
So a concept art submission to any of these two would be in the right place. This is a bit confusing, but in the end the artist is free to decide where to post.

A good example of this are Matte Paintings. Traditionally used as backdrops for film recordings, painted on glass, Matte Paintings have developed into a more digital artform, often combining a variety of media and techniques, such as 3D, Photo Manipulation and Painting, used in combination with green screens to be part of a bigger scenery and merged on a computer for production.

Vehicular Graphics vs Industrial & Product Design

Concept Designs OF cars should be submitted to Industrial & Product Design, while designs that are supposed to be applied ONTO vehicles should be submitted to Vehicular Graphics.

Vehicular Graphics
Primer and Flames by GaryCampesi Fox Car interior by PaperandDust
Industrial & Product Design
BMW sketch 3 by TonyWcK Maserati Merak Design Concept 2020 by toyonda

Any questions?

You don't understand a "rule"? Maybe I forgot one misconception among the many?

Oh yeah, only submit original content. Did I say that already?