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History Typography Wallpaper by ebturner History Typography Wallpaper by ebturner
I've seen things like this before except for other words, and I'm a U.S. history teacher and really LOVE fonts and typography so I wanted to try my hand at it.. I feel the font you use is an extension of the word you're using and expresses it that much more. This is the result of probably 24 hrs over 3 days. It has 42 different fonts in it. All but one are free from different websites. This was done using GIMP 2.6.7. There are about 45-47 different layers in the image. I probably still have the original file somewhere around here if you'd like to try your hand at it. You'll have to find the fonts on your own though! :)

Fonts include:
faxmachine
Debussy
Loki Cola
Dr. Peppers
akaIndic
verdana
American Scribe
Park Lane NF
Twentieth Century, Medium
Base 02
Carnivalee Freakshow
IM FELL English
18thCentury
TestarossaNF
Trinigan FG
CANDY INC.
MarkerFeltWide-Plain Thin
SF Hollywood Hills
New Yorker Medium
321impact
Nasalization
Computerfont Thin
Danzig 4p
Midland Rail NF
Beatnik Thin
aaaiight! fat
Kabel LT Std Heavy
Cooper Thin
Tobacco Road NF
MadScience
Aachen-Bold
vtks Rude Metal
28 Days Later
Tahoma
HELTERSKELTER
Arial
Agency FB Bold Condensed
TAPEMAN
BellBottom-Normal
Army Thin, Thin
Motor Oil 1937 M54
POSTOFFICE Medium
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davidsobe Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice wallpaper.  I had to favorite that because I was a history major (which shows just how misguided and wayward I was back then).
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ebturner Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
haha....thanks. I enjoyed making it. I want to do more regarding world history and a few other topics.

So you were a history major?  You didn't get your degree in it?

Most all the history majors I met were pretty misguided and wayward. Odd. nerdy. weird.
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davidsobe Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I was a history major as in I was a student.  Yes, I have a history degree.  Misguided, wayward yes, not odd, nerdy and weird.  Those were the engineering students.
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Lumnius1110 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol you got something against enginerring students?
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ebturner Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Well, yeah, they were too. But history students are odd and nerdy and weird too. Just in a different way. I mean what normal person gets excited over a JSTOR article or finding the primary source that you've been looking for for weeks to support your argument/thesis?  What normal person would rather spend a day or weekend in the stacks or archives than somewhere else?
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davidsobe Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Past is prologue.  I like to know what's coming.
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ebturner Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Yeap. Past is prologue. I love it. When I was working as an intelligence analyst, we would conduct trend or predictive analyst. You study the trends of organizations and attempt to predict future actions. It was great. It was certainly an example of using knowing your history in order to not repeat it.
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davidsobe Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, patterns exist in everything.  Chaos theory is fascinating.  Anyway, I like to see the patterns.
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ebturner Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
As do I. I really enjoy finding the patterns, the cycles...Being an intel analyst was a great job. It combined all the best elements - geography, politics, history, economics, sociology,...it was awesome. Some of the things I'd love to tell you. (But then I'd have to kill you unfortunately.) :)
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MaraArtt Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
nice shot
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ebturner Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the compliment. I thought I replied to this last year. I'm so sorry I didn't. Thanks for commenting. I'm glad you liked it. :)
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Kajm Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I don't suppose the 'fake, but accurate' font is in there?
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ebturner Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Mmm...that'd be an interesting font. I wonder what it would look like?!?
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Kajm Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Not sure. I think it is called 'Faux.'
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IridescentCatalyst Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Nice work, no matter how many times I see this effect, I like it every time.
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ebturner Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you so much for those kind words. It was fun creating this.
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NicciRe Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Your work, as always, is amazing... love your take on things... and definitely enjoy all the meaning behind this :D
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:iconebturner:
ebturner Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you for your very kinds words. This was certainly a labor of love.
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dkey78 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice approach, looks cool n i feel like i'm back in time. :D
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ebturner Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks. I enjoyed creating it.
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enchantma Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Beautifully done! I like the assortment of fonts...adds a lot of energy to the image.
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ebturner Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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anplayne Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
Amazing!
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:iconebturner:
ebturner Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks! I appreciate that!
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Bickhamsarah Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! That's soo cool.
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:iconebturner:
ebturner Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks! I enjoyed making it!
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Bickhamsarah Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :D

That's good. I enjoy making my art too.
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Demetrias Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
This is very well done! I love the simple black/white with the single blue color in the middle. The fonts match the words extremely well! It's very interesting to look at. Great piece!
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ebturner Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks! I sure appreciate the kind words. It was a labor of love as they say.
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bookworm610 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
I love it! The colors, the chosen words, the quote, the styles chosen for the lettering, everything is great! Well done :)
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ebturner Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you enjoy it. It was well worth the time and effort. I'll probably do one for western civilization (world history) next. I'm still not sold on the quote. As you can see it's not a complete quote so I may change it.
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bookworm610 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
I'd love to see one for Western Civ! And personally, I think the quote is just fine in it's shortened version but you can of course do whatever makes you happy :) Either way, wonderful job!
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