Rise of the Cellphone

by Pooja Saxena (anexasajoop)

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*Updated to 26 characters* I started this Fontstruction with a blank canvas and blank mind, and decided to draw my phone (guess which one that is!) to just warm up. Before I knew it, the idea for the whole design was staring me right in the face. Hopping around the internet, looking for images and information on which phones to draw was great fun. Who knew that the first ‘personal communicator’ was the IBM South Bell Simon, which combined the features of a mobile phone, a pager, a PDA, and a fax machine. Yes, you read that right! The Simon was also nine inches tall.
Info Created on 17th April 2011 . Last edited on 22nd April 2011.
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Comment by Pooja Saxena (anexasajoop) 17th April 2011
i love this!
Comment by Adien Gunarta (Adien Gunarta) 17th April 2011
Comment by funk_king 17th April 2011
Comment by Agent Demonic Ladybug 17th April 2011
Yeah, that’s great and funny! Love it
Comment by Tylo 17th April 2011
Great work! Such realistic cellphones!
Comment by Ganlo R. Ithsm (xenophilius) 17th April 2011
Thank you so much guys. More phones to come very soon!
Comment by Pooja Saxena (anexasajoop) 18th April 2011
Comment by elmoyenique 21st April 2011
Elmoyenique, I can only hope it was a pleasant surprise :)
Comment by Pooja Saxena (anexasajoop) 22nd April 2011
Timeline of the evolution of cellphones built using this Fontstruction!

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Comment by Pooja Saxena (anexasajoop) 22nd April 2011
Thats great! Even some research was put into this. This is a contender for winning :D
Comment by Drgrit 22nd April 2011
Thanks Drgrit!
Comment by Pooja Saxena (anexasajoop) 25th April 2011
I like this. :)
cool work
Comment by naveenchandru 27th April 2011
Very cool
Comment by caliopigio 27th April 2011
Merci beaucoup Naveen and Caliopigio :)
Comment by Pooja Saxena (anexasajoop) 28th April 2011
Very nice work. Even the Sidekick is included. Great demo. 10/10
Comment by Frodo7 29th April 2011
Thanks Frodo! Nice to have someone recognize a phone.
Comment by Pooja Saxena (anexasajoop) Today, 4:58 AM
a x o
Comment by elmoyenique Today, 9:05 AM
I think this picture is great, the big one. You will see it printed on many works about cellphones and mobiles soon, I'm sure. Great work!
Comment by elmoyenique Today, 9:13 AM
Thanks Elmoyenique! I had a lot of fun putting together the timeline :)
Comment by Pooja Saxena (anexasajoop) Today, 10:32 AM
There were a few typos in the old image (Thank you Elmoyenique for pointing out one!). Here's the corrected timeline, enjoy –

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Comment by Pooja Saxena (anexasajoop) Today, 10:33 AM
You were always gonna win this one. :)
Comment by broti 13th May 2011
You are the clear winner. Congratulations! Well done.
Comment by Frodo7 13th May 2011
All my congratulations to you for this super just and absolutely deserved First Prize!!! ¡Magnífico!
Comment by elmoyenique 13th May 2011
With all the research and hard work this font must have required, the 1st place is well deserved. Congratulations!
Comment by Christian Munk (CMunk) 13th May 2011
Congrats! :) anthropological work,
the design are great!
Comment by Michel Troy ~UrbanPixel~ (Upixel) 15th May 2011
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Rise of the Cellphone” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) 16th May 2011
Wonderful idea
Comment by raphael 16th May 2011
Thank you everyone! So glad that everyone enjoyed the design as much as I did :)
Comment by Pooja Saxena (anexasajoop) 17th May 2011
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Rise of the Cellphone” is now a current Featured FontStruction.
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) 23rd November 2012
Congrajola, Hamcon El Kesta On EMEM 2!!!!!!!
Comment by Jaysen Tsao (jay333) Wed, 15th July