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Martin Luther King Jr. in Type by Dencii Martin Luther King Jr. in Type by Dencii
EDIT 12/16/09: A reworked version can be found here [link]

I finally got myself into making a piece again after a long time. Been busy with my band which of course I will mercilessly promote here: [link] I have uploaded 1 Thrash Metal track and 1 song you would wanna make love to.

On to the project: This is part 2 of what I'm planning to do as a series after the success of my John Lennon piece (which can be seen here: [link])
MLKJr. photo reference here: [link]

Once again, nothing but Bickham Script Pro letters, numbers and characters. Scaled, not distorted. About 8-9 shades of gray.

Next up would probably be JFK or Mother Theresa or Gandhi.

As usual you may download, share, print. Just don't steal or sell. But of course I secretly want you to so if I ever catch you, then I'll sue you so I won't have to look for a job.

He had a dream... then came Obama. I bet he couldn't be any prouder. Peace to everyone.
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Given 2009-01-24
" 'I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal. I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood. I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a desert state, sweltering with the heat of injustice and oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today.'

And finally... That dream became true. Well executed Text Art piece, with a great meaning behind it. Be sure to watch and take a good look at the details! "

Martin Luther King Jr. in Type by ~Dencii ( Suggested by Sander-Seto and Featured by PurpelBlur )
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preeti123 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Hi Dencii,

I wish to upload your MLK piece onto my website. Would you consent?

Preeti
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:iconbrendancollis:
Brendancollis Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you fr this, it is like his mind speaks,
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heads-up Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Your Work is so Amazing ! really inspiring !
I begin a serie inspire by your work on Jazz legends, you can see my first work here :
[link]
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Imayavaramban Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
all your typography face art is in my fav list....
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WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
This has been featured in a article dedicated to the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. on my site, as well as a journal blog on #communityrelations and #Holidays. Many thanks.
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winsomeba2malaque Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome... do you have some tips in making these? i like to try this sometime..
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gikuts Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
very impressive
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:iconlovabunny:
lovabunny Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
words fail me.. this is just amazing!!
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sheesha-straw Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
nice sketch
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Sojourn26 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
Hello, My name is Rachel C. Watson. I was Wondering if you could give me permission to use this image in a magazine called Arete Magazine. We will give you full credit for the art work. If You are interested please respond right away cause we are in the designing process of the magazine. I'll Send You a Message with my direct e-mail so you can contact me directly. I Love your work!
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JRigh Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Gorgeous!
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:iconhokusaib:
HokusaiB Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
Niceee!
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:icontorado:
torado Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
Big fan of your typography portrait.
It was featured over on my design site; Design Juices :)
[link]
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:iconmicun1983:
micun1983 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
just great!
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:iconmasterjack98:
masterjack98 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Professional Artist
great job!
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:iconhippies:
hippies Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
Featured in our latest journal [link] :heart:Georgy:heart:
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:iconcinabeat:
cinabeat Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009
thank you for making this
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:iconxyxjasilixyx:
xyxjasilixyx Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009
very nice
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zoom-from-inside Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009   General Artist
W0o0o0o0o0o0oo0W!!!!
amaaaaaaaaazing
i really can`t stop imagine the way you made it...is it brushes ?
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Android-A007 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful.
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Dragon-NeX Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O.O AMAZIN...
What program did you use?
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br0wnceus Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009
so good work, i like it.
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jaguayo Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
I just wish a lot of African Americans would appreciate what he worked and died for. I'm talking about gangs and rappers who only care about money and power
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alizzy Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
WOW
that's great, Amazing :+fav:
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:iconszgfx:
SzGfx Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Incredible.
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BlueFalken Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
Omg that shit is cool!!!
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djRimzi Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
Your work has been featured @ this [link]
If you would like me to remove this feature, please let me know and I will kindly remove it.

Have a beautiful day,
Kadriye :frail:
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diannediwata Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
Binabasa ko yung mga comments and replies mo. Grabe... nakakaelib. Sana makagawa din ako nito :eager:
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:iconradona:
radona Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
It's really really great pic!


Did you do this by any program or by your self?
If by prog could you please tell me what one?
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Dencii Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
Hi Radona! This is done with Adobe Illustrator. I placed a picture reference in the program and then I used letters to create this image. Thanks!
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rubixcu8e Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
I have to say...this is an amazing concept. The man himself and his dream together in a beautiful portrait!
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Dencii Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
I'm glad you liked it. :) Thanks!
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:iconsathoro:
Sathoro Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:wave: You have been featured here: [link]

Make sure to fav the news article so that you get even more exposure :aww:
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:icondencii:
Dencii Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
Yay! Thanks for featuring my work. :D
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:iconsathoro:
Sathoro Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :)
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Karpiu23 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
this is great
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:icondencii:
Dencii Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
Thanks. I'm glad you liked it :)
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FerardForever21 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009
Insperational and my hero!! R.I.P Mr. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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Dencii Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
I'm glad The King and my artwork have inspired you. He's my hero as well. The whole time I was doing this piece, I had his speech on loop on my media player. Thanks!
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FerardForever21 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
thanks so much!
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SHAP00PI Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009  Hobbyist
This is beautiful.

Thank you so much for making this piece.. I am so inspired.. and in awe at those details.. brilliant work.. speechless.
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Dencii Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
I'm honored to have done this peace and to have inspired you. Peace to you my friend!
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TFK1990 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
Very nice blending of typography :love:
and very hard to do as well :heart:
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:icondencii:
Dencii Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
Thank you and yep, it can be hard. This is actually the 2nd version. The first one didn't turn out so well but I'm glad I redid it and came up with this.
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TFK1990 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
well done my friend :) :love:
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DangerPrincess Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009  Student General Artist
i always admire typed works especially when they make such beautiful pictures.
great work!
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:icondencii:
Dencii Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
Thank you! I will do a whole series of this kind of work. :)
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al-moghtarib Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
it's amazing ..
^^
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Dencii Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
Thanks :) I hope I don't get too side-tracked so I can work on part 3 of this series.
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Fiery-Fire Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing piece and this is the way of the future :heart:
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