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  A weekly contest amongst the T@CW2016 alumni + friends, for fun...and glory 🏆

Snack on these super tasty type cookers from last week!
Theme: Chip flavors
_*Here's what's cookin*_
*width:* condensed
*contrast:* high contrast
*endings:* tuscan serif
*shape:* blackletter
*weight:* super extreme bold
*slant:* leaning back
*descenders:* fairly long
*ascenders:* no ascenders
*special:* no straight lines
*chill level:* sweaty

We got all tied up with this weeks theme and fun recipe!
Theme: Knots
_*Here's what's cookin*_
*width:* fairly wide
*contrast:* hella contrast
*endings:* bracketed serif
*shape:* geometric
*weight:* phat fat
*slant:* 5-15 degrees
*descenders:* pretty regular
*ascenders:* james tall
*special:* small caps
*chill level:* sweaty

After a little break, we took this week to stop and smell the typecooked flowers!
_*Here's what's cookin*_
*width:* super effin condensed
*contrast:* very low contrast
*endings:* squishy
*shape:* geometric
*weight:* nigh invisible
*slant:* slightly slanted
*descenders:* surprisingly short
*ascenders:* kinda short
*special:* 15 minute time limit
*chill level:* sweaty

This week’s theme rocks! I mean...Rocks, this week’s theme.
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width: super wide
contrast: medium contrast
endings: latin serif
shape: cut paper
weight: bold
slant: very slightly forward
descenders: pretty regular
ascenders: super average
special: toss some shade on it
chill level: okay chill

Oh no logos! This week’s jar challenge was to improve upon an existing logotype, clearly there are some brands out there that could use some type-love.
This week we also started the *Pick 6 ingredients* from the recipe for less constraints.
Here’s what we cooked:
*width:* condensed
*contrast:* some contrast
*endings:* squishy
*shape:* brush
*weight:* light
*slant:* slightly slanted
*descenders:* pretty regular
*ascenders:* super average
*special:* hands only (no pens/brushes/mice)
*chill level:* pretty chill

A hair late for St. Paddy’s Day, a couple of our favorite marshmallow shapes from Lucky Charms. @ampershann clearly had a knockoff version of the cereal featuring the Red ballon... @thatsoktoo seemed to have the real deal

Theme: lucky charms marshmallow shapes
*width:* fairly wide
*contrast:* low contrast
*endings:* squishy
*shape:* geometric
*weight:* ch-ch-chunky
*slant:* slightly slanted
*descenders:* no descenders
*ascenders:* average height
*special:* 15 minute time limit
*chill level:* sweaty (Also did a little mod to the rules this week to only abide by 6 parameters)

Only two of us were foolish enough to take on this impossible recipe. There are no winners when it comes to pixel, ambigram emojis 😅 @thatsoktoo took front page via coin toss. Fun detour, but we’ll be back to cookin type next week!
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Theme: face emoji + one other
width: pretty damn condensed
contrast: high contrast
endings: sans serif
shape: pixel
weight: ch-ch-chunky
slant: leaning forward AND back
descenders: surprisingly short
ascenders: taller than normal
special: ambigram it
chill level: super chill

“what's that in the sky? Is it a bird? A plane?! NO! It's... it's... The Swash! Winning by default!” — @nbsigns describes @ampershann ’s win this week as the solo entry (also featuring @nbsigns late entry)

Theme: your superhero/villain type design name
*width:* wide AF
*contrast:* very low contrast
*endings:* slab serif
*shape:* stencil
*weight:* normal
*slant:* 5-15 degrees
*descenders:* pretty regular
*ascenders:* super average
*special:* 15 minute time limit
*chill level:* frank chill

THIS week on the Jar, we were tasked with our first ever AMBIGRAM CHALLENGE! The theme was CHINESE ZODIAC SYMBOLS, and the rest of the strictures (many of which got sacrificed at the alter of ambigram-itude), were as follows:
*width:* wide AF
*contrast:* some contrast
*endings:* angled endings
*shape:* pointed pen (expansion)
*weight:* pretty heavy
*slant:* no lean
*descenders:* normal
*ascenders:* james tall
*special:* ambigram it
*chill level:* okay chill

🍑🎶💯 Theme: songs about butts
width: super wide
contrast: some contrast
endings: bracketed serif
shape: pointed pen (expansion)
weight: light
slant: any
descenders: super fancy ass descenders
ascenders: super crazy ascenders
special: inktraps for white corners
chill level: sweaty

Guess @ampershann is moving to Portland, cuz @thatsoktoo says so 🙃
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theme: new neighborhood recs for Shannon to move to ☹️
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width: slightly condensed
contrast: hella contrast
endings: weird serif
shape: ruling pen inspired
weight: pretty heavy
slant: no lean
descenders:dropping down low
ascenders: no ascenders
special: constructed out of 3D objects
chill level: sweaty

Not only do we design type, but sometimes we read books! @camillesibucao annihilated this week!

THEME: the last book you read
*width:* pretty normal
*contrast:* ambiguous
*endings:* sans serif
*shape:* stylus
*weight:* normal
*slant:* upright but with a slight wave
*descenders:* fairly long
*ascenders:* super average
*special:* monospaced
*chill level:* the opposite of chill

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